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Title: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on April 09, 2012, 12:22:38 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were for the birds, and now it is time for you to post until the birds, oops, cows come home.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on April 09, 2012, 12:23:27 AM
And the word of the day is: PLEACH!
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Post by: bk on April 09, 2012, 12:24:09 AM
And a very happy haineshisway.com birthday to Julie who used to post here but doesn't anymore.
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Post by: Danise on April 09, 2012, 03:00:03 AM
Hi all and good morning!

I don't want to go to work today but I guess I have to.  Like DR Elmore says "What fresh hell awaits me?" 

Still sending vibes to all HHW Moms, Dads, DR TCB and all who need them!
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Post by: Ben on April 09, 2012, 03:51:29 AM
Morning all.

That is all.
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Post by: Doug R on April 09, 2012, 04:05:53 AM
I don't know about the U.S. but in the U.K. today is a holiday. Holidays in Europe are lengthy and this one has been going on since Thursday afternoon.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Doug R on April 09, 2012, 04:07:51 AM
Watching a bit of "Ben-Hur" which is playing in HD on one of the UK channels and it looks every bit as good as the Blu-ray.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 04:38:25 AM
Good morning, all! I've been up since 6:00am, with morning ablutions, emails, first cup of coffee, and concerns. In another 30 minutesI will walk to the 83rd Street post office and ship these full scores. I  remember one bizarre dream: I was dying and loking for directors to cover several projects I had coming up. I gave J.K. Simmons the production of Kalman's COUNTESS MARITZA with a concert band in Australia, and I was wondering around Lincoln Center, coughing and gasping for air, trying to cover the other projects. I rarely dream I'm in the throes of death or murder, so it gives me pause.

The phone conversation last night lasted nearly three hours, from 4:25 to 7:15. It was good. I think we now have an office, I have DEAREST ENEMY recording concerns that will most likely linger for months, and I hope the estate made some money on this McGlinn auction, something I need to deal with on Wednesday. Life with the Man from Philadelphia isn't dull, that's for sure!

Today, notes on reassembling ROBERTA for the copyists, and more of THE ONLY GIRL. Depending on how the day goes, I may go to this Noel Coward event at the NYPL this evening. Steve Ross and two ladies are performing a lot of unpublished cut songs from THE GIRL WHO CAME TO SUPPER and other shows. Tomorrow I'll be at Toyland waiting for a delivery. That's my story.

Coffee and meds to follow.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 04:41:43 AM
Here's the blurb Steve Ross sent me. I'd forgotten my friend Jeanne, who's on the Herbert songs release, is performing, too:

Monday,  April 9th - Bruno Walter Auditorium, Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center Admission is free
Noel Coward – Off the Record. A program of hitherto unrecorded songs by Noel Coward. With assisting artistes Jeanne Lehman and Lisa Riegel
(http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/55/node/151852?lref=55%2Fcalendar)

This program of rarities will be not only for the choir but the cognoscenti – some from the early shows (London Calling, On With the Dance)  and some dropped from his later shows (Later than Spring, the Girl Who Came to Supper) and a truly rare song written with Jerome Kern. All are  interesting and a few are real gems.
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Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 05:17:53 AM
Good morning, all.
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Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 05:18:40 AM
Somehow the sounds of a Noel Coward-Jerome Kern song is something I can't get my mind around. They don't seem to mesh well, which may explain why only the one song.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 05:20:44 AM
TOD: I loved Dr. Seuss as a kid. I don't know if that actually counts as a nursery rhyme or not. But the trickier the word play, the better it was.

I don't remember having nightmares from any of those rhymes. Or from Grimm or Hoffman.

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Post by: Kerry on April 09, 2012, 05:21:06 AM
It's Monday, and it will be fabulous.
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Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 05:21:47 AM
A question for Danise and MBarnum:

Are you adjusting any better to your sleep masks?
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on April 09, 2012, 05:23:29 AM
And the word of the day is: PLEACH!

And The Song Of The Day Is: RIBBONS DOWN MY BACK
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on April 09, 2012, 05:24:18 AM
Good Morning

PLEACHES AND CREAM FOR EVERYBODY !
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 09, 2012, 05:33:24 AM
My grandmother had a pleach tlee.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 09, 2012, 05:34:15 AM
DR ELMORE the Dream O Matic 6000 says that your dream indicates that you think the ending of each project is like an ending of a part of your life...and that your work is your life and breath to you.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 09, 2012, 05:34:28 AM
Please deposit $35 in my PayPal account.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 09, 2012, 05:37:32 AM
Monday is banking and shopping day.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 09, 2012, 05:38:50 AM
DR JANE - I think Morley Safer said at the beginning of 60 MINUTES that they would have the whole show dedicated to Mike Wallace next week - they are putting together some of this "best" interviews.....they'll have to go back A LONG time to find some of those.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 05:41:21 AM
DR ELMORE the Dream O Matic 6000 says that your dream indicates that you think the ending of each project is like an ending of a part of your life...and that your work is your life and breath to you.

You amaze me, DR JRand61!

No line at the post office; I was shipped, paid for, and out of there in 10 minutes. I may have to lie down from the shock.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: FJL on April 09, 2012, 05:47:53 AM
DR ELMORE the Dream O Matic 6000 says that your dream indicates that you think the ending of each project is like an ending of a part of your life...and that your work is your life and breath to you.

Interesting analysis, very well-said, whether it actually applies to Larry or not - something for lots of folks to think about.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jennifer on April 09, 2012, 06:12:27 AM
DR Jane re: your question last night about the book BLUE. Now that i am at my computer i went to goodreads. They consider the book fantasy/contemporary.  That is also how i would classify it.

I personally would not classify it as YA. Since the story isn't really YA and the story is a lot about the father (and he is one of the narrators).  It definitely isn't dystopia. This book is set in the present. Dystopia is set in the future. Also this book had a fantasy land. Dystopia is not usually any fantasy. Sometimes it can be set in the future where there might be a spaceship or something else we don't have. Plus in dystopia there are struggles. Whereas this book was very contemporary. Hope that makes some sense.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Ginny on April 09, 2012, 06:38:46 AM
Monday morning greetings!  I slept very well last night and woke up quite refreshed at 7:30am.  Puttering and errands are on my agenda for today.  This evening our AAUW meeting will be held at our local public library and the speaker is the new director - appropriate way to kick off National Library Week!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 07:00:55 AM
DR ELMORE the Dream O Matic 6000 says that your dream indicates that you think the ending of each project is like an ending of a part of your life...and that your work is your life and breath to you.

You amaze me, DR JRand61!

No line at the post office; I was shipped, paid for, and out of there in 10 minutes. I may have to lie down from the shock.
Does anybody use the post office except at Christmas?
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 07:01:14 AM
And does anyone still wear a hat?
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Post by: Druxy on April 09, 2012, 07:01:29 AM
TOD:

I'm 71 f**king years old, and you expect me to remember my childhood nursery rhymes!?!

 :P

I can't even remember what I had for breakfast this morning.

 ;)

Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Druxy on April 09, 2012, 07:02:17 AM
Actually, the one that still filters through is "The Farmer in the Dell".

 ;D
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Post by: JMK on April 09, 2012, 07:11:22 AM
Do I dare to eat a PLEACH?
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Post by: JMK on April 09, 2012, 07:11:40 AM
Consider yourselves culturefied.  ;)
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Post by: Druxy on April 09, 2012, 07:14:15 AM
We have texting. We have cell phones. And now, we're going to get this new distraction that will cause automobile accidents.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/111626127367496192147/posts
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Kerry on April 09, 2012, 07:36:42 AM
TOD:  I never took Nursery Rhymes literally, but I have always found "Three Blind Mice" to be disturbing.
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Post by: JMK on April 09, 2012, 07:41:30 AM
It's been interesting reading the Mike Wallace stuff today.  Gen. Westmoreland was a very good friend of my father's and he and his lovely wife Kitzi (no, I'm not kidding) came out to an award ceremony for my father just as the whole CBS lawsuit thing was exploding.  They ate dinner at our house one night and Gen. Westmoreland was just ripping Wallace and CBS a new one.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Doug R on April 09, 2012, 07:53:47 AM
Had a very vivid dream last night in which I was in my old civil service job and had been made redundant with no financial recompense. I was complaining that I'd been there for very many years and was only 3 years from retirement - how could they do this to me? They offered me a couple of job application forms. One was for a vehicle tire company and one for a job in Australia!! I woke up with relief to realise I had already retired.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Doug R on April 09, 2012, 07:56:00 AM
Had a lemon muffin with my cappuccino this morning at the supermarket cafe which I rarely visit and have had indigestion for the past 2 hours. I think it was a stale muffin which they had kept over the weekend.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 08:12:13 AM
I've finished my ROBERTA notes for Act One, which will hopefully put things on track. My absence from the restoration - because of DEAREST ENEMY, Toyland closing down, a new office, an auction, and other things - is nt making things easy for my colleagues.

Now I've got to look over some of Joshie's new scores for DEAREST ENEMY before I jump to THE ONLY GIRL, which has one of Herbert's most beautiful songs, "When You're Away." This is the second conductor I've worked for - john McGlinn was the first - with no music theory training and no ability to proofread and know a good note from a bad. Drives me mad. Leasrn your craft.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 08:14:57 AM
DR ELMORE the Dream O Matic 6000 says that your dream indicates that you think the ending of each project is like an ending of a part of your life...and that your work is your life and breath to you.

You amaze me, DR JRand61!

No line at the post office; I was shipped, paid for, and out of there in 10 minutes. I may have to lie down from the shock.
Does anybody use the post office except at Christmas?

Yes, and this week will be terrible because of the IRS deadline. Next Monday will be a zoo. Also, since my post office has to be the worst in the City, there's usually a line waiting while the employees slowly wait on a customer, take a break, chat to each other, file their nails and God knows what else. It's pathetic, and their manager is a fool.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 09, 2012, 08:34:44 AM
And the word of the day is: PLEACH!

I really miss Mell Lazarus's MISS PLEACH comic strip.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 09, 2012, 08:40:02 AM
I am back at work and I am bored out of my skull.  It really is time for a career change..
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 09, 2012, 08:43:14 AM
No word yet on the hospital releasing Mom to rehab.  It may be that they will keep her there for a few days more because they increased her thyroid meds dosage and because they are so taken by her wit.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: FJL on April 09, 2012, 08:50:18 AM
IRS deadline seems to be next Tuesday (April 17) rather than next Monday.

From the IRS site:


IRS Kicks Off 2012 Tax Season with Deadline Extended to April 17



IR-2012-1, Jan. 4, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today opened the 2012 tax filing season by announcing that taxpayers have until April 17 to file their tax returns. The IRS encourages taxpayers to e-file as it is the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and get faster refunds.

The IRS also announced a number of improvements to help make this tax season easy for taxpayers. This includes new navigation features and helpful information on IRS.gov and a new pilot to allow taxpayers to use interactive video to get help with tax issues.

“At the IRS, we’re working hard to make the process of filing your taxes as quick and easy as possible,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. “Providing quality service is one of our top priorities. It not only reduces the burden on taxpayers, but also helps in filing an accurate return right from the start.”

Taxpayers will have until Tuesday, April 17, to file their 2011 tax returns and pay any tax due because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Monday, April 16. According to federal law, District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do; therefore, all taxpayers will have two extra days to file this year. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Oct. 15 to file their 2012 tax returns.

The IRS expects to receive more than 144 million individual tax returns this year, with most of those being filed by the April 17 deadline.

The IRS will begin accepting e-file and Free File returns on Jan. 17, 2012. Additional details about e-file and Free File will be announced later this month. IRS Free File provides options for free brand-name tax software or online fillable forms plus free electronic filing. Everyone can use Free File to prepare a federal tax return. Taxpayers who make $57,000 or less can choose from approximately 20 commercial software providers. There’s no income limit for Free File Fillable Forms, the electronic version of IRS paper forms, which also includes free e-filing.

The IRS also reminds paid tax return preparers they must have and include a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) on all returns they prepare. All PTINs must be renewed for 2011. Tax return preparers can obtain or renew PTINs online.

(etc.)
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 08:51:13 AM
I've finished my ROBERTA notes for Act One, which will hopefully put things on track. My absence from the restoration - because of DEAREST ENEMY, Toyland closing down, a new office, an auction, and other things - is nt making things easy for my colleagues.

Now I've got to look over some of Joshie's new scores for DEAREST ENEMY before I jump to THE ONLY GIRL, which has one of Herbert's most beautiful songs, "When You're Away." This is the second conductor I've worked for - john McGlinn was the first - with no music theory training and no ability to proofread and know a good note from a bad. Drives me mad. Leasrn your craft.
If they don't know their craft or music theory, how do (and why do) they become conductors?
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 08:51:46 AM
No word yet on the hospital releasing Mom to rehab.  It may be that they will keep her there for a few days more because they increased her thyroid meds dosage and because they are so taken by her wit.
More vibes.
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Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 08:55:11 AM
Toward the end of the evening last night, a few of us sat outside with some wine as the darkness began to fall. The weather was perfect, and the pleasure of being with good friends was made even more wonderful when the lightning bugs began to sparkle across the night sky. The wetter spring here has made it a little more hospitable for the fireflies. Apparently they like tall grass and wet or damp spots, so my not having had the lawn mowed in a couple of weeks and my watering all the new plants has had a twinkling side effect.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Druxy on April 09, 2012, 08:55:45 AM
No word yet on the hospital releasing Mom to rehab.  It may be that they will keep her there for a few days more because they increased her thyroid meds dosage and because they are so taken by her wit.
More vibes.

Ditto!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Laura on April 09, 2012, 09:09:13 AM
Somehow I don't feel comfortable being asked to send our SS numbers, signatures, DOBs and all that other personal stuff over the innerwebs. Just doesn't seem very secure to me.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 09, 2012, 09:14:36 AM
Yes DR FJL....food for thought for many of us.

DR DOUG R - Dream-O-Matic 6000 says that your dream indicates that while some feel less productive in retirement - you actually realize that your former job was holding you back from doing constructive and valuable things - that you now can accomplish.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 09, 2012, 09:15:06 AM
Somehow I don't feel comfortable being asked to send our SS numbers, signatures, DOBs and all that other person stuff over the innerwebs. Just doesn't seem very secure to me.

It can be dangerous.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 09, 2012, 09:36:30 AM
Somehow I don't feel comfortable being asked to send our SS numbers, signatures, DOBs and all that other personal stuff over the innerwebs. Just doesn't seem very secure to me.

I don't mind doing the e-filing that is included in Turbo Tax because of the encryption involved.  I would be more hesitant to use the state tax websites where you plunk your info into web forms because I don't know how protected they are.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 09, 2012, 09:37:23 AM
Thanks for the vibes, DRs Druxy and John G!
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Post by: Matthew on April 09, 2012, 09:56:59 AM
My grandmother had a pleach tlee.

Your grandmother was Mrs Meers?
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Post by: Matthew on April 09, 2012, 09:57:08 AM
hello, goodbye
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Post by: Matthew on April 09, 2012, 09:57:36 AM
Now that Easter has happened.  It's Annie 24/7
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 09, 2012, 10:10:46 AM
Now that DR Matthew has planted the seed, I feel a strong urge to listen to the ANNIE ocr.
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Post by: bk on April 09, 2012, 10:20:02 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  Trying to get Galligan on the phone so I can get this damn ALW thing done.  I have to do any fixes at seven then get this damn thing off to mastering.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 09, 2012, 10:21:29 AM
Damn Lord Andrew
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 09, 2012, 10:21:45 AM
Yes, continued vibes for the mother of DR DtM.
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Post by: Laura on April 09, 2012, 10:23:09 AM
Somehow I don't feel comfortable being asked to send our SS numbers, signatures, DOBs and all that other personal stuff over the innerwebs. Just doesn't seem very secure to me.

I don't mind doing the e-filing that is included in Turbo Tax because of the encryption involved.  I would be more hesitant to use the state tax websites where you plunk your info into web forms because I don't know how protected they are.

I have been well-trained by my son to never click on a link in an email unless I know the friend actually sent it, not to open any forwarded email, and to never send my SS number or credit card number through an email.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on April 09, 2012, 10:24:21 AM
He'll have me notes by noon.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 09, 2012, 10:29:44 AM
Notes by Noon starring Greer Garson and Robert Taylor.....
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 09, 2012, 10:29:56 AM
Page Three Dance....
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 10:30:39 AM
I've finished my ROBERTA notes for Act One, which will hopefully put things on track. My absence from the restoration - because of DEAREST ENEMY, Toyland closing down, a new office, an auction, and other things - is nt making things easy for my colleagues.

Now I've got to look over some of Joshie's new scores for DEAREST ENEMY before I jump to THE ONLY GIRL, which has one of Herbert's most beautiful songs, "When You're Away." This is the second conductor I've worked for - john McGlinn was the first - with no music theory training and no ability to proofread and know a good note from a bad. Drives me mad. Leasrn your craft.
If they don't know their craft or music theory, how do (and why do) they become conductors?

Ego and control, I suspect.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 09, 2012, 10:30:57 AM
It is very windy today, and my empty trash cans were blown out into the middle of the street.....I had on the wrong shoes to be chasing trash cans and trash can lids....but I did.....
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 09, 2012, 10:32:22 AM
Maybe he answered an ad looking for a conductor and thought he was being hired by the B & O Railroad.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 10:36:31 AM
Maybe he answered an ad looking for a conductor and thought he was being hired by the B & O Railroad.

He's a good person most of the time, but there are moments when his sense of entitlement really irks me.
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Post by: bk on April 09, 2012, 10:49:26 AM
I'm a little surprised that Guy Haines hasn't been asked to sing on any of elmore's albums - not that he could afford him :)
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Post by: FJL on April 09, 2012, 10:54:03 AM
Somehow I don't feel comfortable being asked to send our SS numbers, signatures, DOBs and all that other personal stuff over the innerwebs. Just doesn't seem very secure to me.

I don't mind doing the e-filing that is included in Turbo Tax because of the encryption involved.  I would be more hesitant to use the state tax websites where you plunk your info into web forms because I don't know how protected they are.

I have been well-trained by my son to never click on a link in an email unless I know the friend actually sent it, not to open any forwarded email, and to never send my SS number or credit card number through an email.

Why never open forwarded email?  (seriously wondering)
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Post by: Ginny on April 09, 2012, 11:05:48 AM
Off to the grocery - bye for now!
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Post by: JMK on April 09, 2012, 11:08:07 AM
I bit the bullet (no mean feat) and paid all my taxes today.  Oy and vey.
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Post by: Druxy on April 09, 2012, 11:11:33 AM
Notes by Noon starring Greer Garson and Robert Taylor.....

I saw that movie.
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Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 11:20:39 AM
From DR Jennifer:
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I liked it okay. I won it on goodreads. It probably would not have been something i would have chosen otherwise. Not really what i read. I do not think I would consider it YA or dystopian. But it has been a while since i read it. I am sure if you look on goodreads it would tell you what category they would put it in. Maybe fantasy.

I got it free from Nook Friday & agree it was ok.  Reading the descriptions for dystopian I wasn't sure if it was a fit.  Thanks for clarifying it for me. 
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Post by: Michael on April 09, 2012, 11:22:15 AM
Im at the aeroport waiting for my flight back to the USA.
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Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 11:22:35 AM
From DR George:
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The frosting was vanilla and the cupcakes turned out to be just vanilla, also.

I've never had vegan vanilla cupcakes.  I would like to have had one. :)
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Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 11:23:17 AM
I don't know about the U.S. but in the U.K. today is a holiday. Holidays in Europe are lengthy and this one has been going on since Thursday afternoon.

What is the holiday?
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Post by: Michael on April 09, 2012, 11:23:49 AM
I wonder of bk's caged bird was a meadowlark.
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Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 11:24:35 AM

The phone conversation last night lasted nearly three hours, from 4:25 to 7:15. It was good. I think we now have an office,


 :)
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Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 11:27:38 AM
DR JANE - I think Morley Safer said at the beginning of 60 MINUTES that they would have the whole show dedicated to Mike Wallace next week - they are putting together some of this "best" interviews.....they'll have to go back A LONG time to find some of those.

Thanks.  After I signed off last night Keith said it would be next week.  We used to watch 60 MINUTES every week and then got out of the habit.  A few months ago we began recording it again.  We check out the opening to see what the stories are & then only watch those of interest to us.  I'm sure we will be watching the entire show next week.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 09, 2012, 11:33:51 AM
From DR Jennifer:
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I liked it okay. I won it on goodreads. It probably would not have been something i would have chosen otherwise. Not really what i read. I do not think I would consider it YA or dystopian. But it has been a while since i read it. I am sure if you look on goodreads it would tell you what category they would put it in. Maybe fantasy.

I got it free from Nook Friday & agree it was ok.  Reading the descriptions for dystopian I wasn't sure if it was a fit.  Thanks for clarifying it for me. 

If you click on my goodreads account you can see what i wrote about it. I wrote a pretty detailed "review". I can't remember everything about the book. But i just saw in my review that there was something about the ending that i did not care for.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 09, 2012, 11:34:22 AM
I don't know about the U.S. but in the U.K. today is a holiday. Holidays in Europe are lengthy and this one has been going on since Thursday afternoon.

What is the holiday?

Easter Monday?

Here the schools are off today and tomorrow for easter.
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Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 11:35:03 AM
DR Jane re: your question last night about the book BLUE. Now that i am at my computer i went to goodreads. They consider the book fantasy/contemporary.  That is also how i would classify it.

I personally would not classify it as YA. Since the story isn't really YA and the story is a lot about the father (and he is one of the narrators).  It definitely isn't dystopia. This book is set in the present. Dystopia is set in the future. Also this book had a fantasy land. Dystopia is not usually any fantasy. Sometimes it can be set in the future where there might be a spaceship or something else we don't have. Plus in dystopia there are struggles. Whereas this book was very contemporary. Hope that makes some sense.

Yes and thank you for checking into it & the explanations. 

The more I learn about dystopia books the more I think I might prefer watching movies with this theme than reading them.

From the list of books you suggested I decided "Wither" looks the most interesting.  I plan to get it at some point but for now it isn't available at the eBooks library.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 09, 2012, 11:35:17 AM
I was supposed to get Breaking Dawn part 1 from the library on Friday. But whoever had it decided to keep it for the long weekend.

I will hopefully watch it tonight or tomorrow.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 11:36:21 AM
And does anyone still wear a hat?

I've been cleaning my closet shelves & just reorganized my hat collection.  I have way too many hats.  I managed to part with 3 of them I don't like anymore.  The rest I had to keep.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jennifer on April 09, 2012, 11:36:27 AM
DR Jane, Wither is one of my most favorite dystopians. Loved it. I gave it 5/5. I can't say enough good things about it. I love love love the author Lauren DeStefano.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 11:36:39 AM
TOD:

I'm 71 f**king years old, and you expect me to remember my childhood nursery rhymes!?!

 :P

I can't even remember what I had for breakfast this morning.

 ;)



 ;D
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 11:38:04 AM
TOD:  I never took Nursery Rhymes literally, but I have always found "Three Blind Mice" to be disturbing.

I thought nursery rhymes were originally mean to be disturbing, in a fun sort of way.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jennifer on April 09, 2012, 11:38:42 AM
I hope that i will love Breaking Dawn. But since all the movies have different directors there is no telling what i will think.

I liked Twilight just so-so. Then liked New Moon better. And loved Eclipse.

The story in Breaking Dawn is very good (loved the book). Although it has been quite a few years now since i've read the Twilight Saga.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 11:38:54 AM
Had a very vivid dream last night in which I was in my old civil service job and had been made redundant with no financial recompense. I was complaining that I'd been there for very many years and was only 3 years from retirement - how could they do this to me? They offered me a couple of job application forms. One was for a vehicle tire company and one for a job in Australia!! I woke up with relief to realise I had already retired.

:)
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 11:40:28 AM
No word yet on the hospital releasing Mom to rehab.  It may be that they will keep her there for a few days more because they increased her thyroid meds dosage and because they are so taken by her wit.

It is easier to do rehab when one's thyroid if functioning properly.

"and because they are so taken by her wit." :)

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Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 11:44:21 AM
Im at the aeroport waiting for my flight back to the USA.

SAFE & EASY TRAVELING!
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Post by: bk on April 09, 2012, 11:46:43 AM
Celebrity sighting here at Jerry's Deli: Paul Michael glaser
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 11:48:42 AM
From DR Jennifer:
Quote
I liked it okay. I won it on goodreads. It probably would not have been something i would have chosen otherwise. Not really what i read. I do not think I would consider it YA or dystopian. But it has been a while since i read it. I am sure if you look on goodreads it would tell you what category they would put it in. Maybe fantasy.

I got it free from Nook Friday & agree it was ok.  Reading the descriptions for dystopian I wasn't sure if it was a fit.  Thanks for clarifying it for me. 

If you click on my goodreads account you can see what i wrote about it. I wrote a pretty detailed "review". I can't remember everything about the book. But i just saw in my review that there was something about the ending that i did not care for.

I found it and pretty much agreed.  I was ok with the ending though I had expected something different.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 11:49:45 AM
I don't know about the U.S. but in the U.K. today is a holiday. Holidays in Europe are lengthy and this one has been going on since Thursday afternoon.

What is the holiday?

Easter Monday?

Here the schools are off today and tomorrow for easter.

I don't know why spring break was so early here.  Of course because it was early the weather was lousy during the break & nice while everyone is back to school.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 11:52:21 AM
DR Jane, Wither is one of my most favorite dystopians. Loved it. I gave it 5/5. I can't say enough good things about it. I love love love the author Lauren DeStefano.

Before deciding on it I did check the rating you gave it.  I'll likely have time for it in about a month or two.  I have a number of books I've purchased that I want to read & am expecting 4 more from the library.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 11:53:55 AM
Celebrity sighting here at Jerry's Deli: Paul Michael glaser

I hope the one in the Valley is tons better than the horrible one in Westwood.  It can't be if they get their bread from the same place. :P
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 11:54:05 AM
No word yet on the hospital releasing Mom to rehab.  It may be that they will keep her there for a few days more because they increased her thyroid meds dosage and because they are so taken by her wit.

~~~Additional Vibes for Dan (the Man)'s Mom!!~~~
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Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 11:54:28 AM
From DR George:
Quote
The frosting was vanilla and the cupcakes turned out to be just vanilla, also.

I've never had vegan vanilla cupcakes.  I would like to have had one. :)

Jane, I could get the recipe from my sister and send that to you. :)
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jennifer on April 09, 2012, 11:58:25 AM
From DR Jennifer:
Quote
I liked it okay. I won it on goodreads. It probably would not have been something i would have chosen otherwise. Not really what i read. I do not think I would consider it YA or dystopian. But it has been a while since i read it. I am sure if you look on goodreads it would tell you what category they would put it in. Maybe fantasy.

I got it free from Nook Friday & agree it was ok.  Reading the descriptions for dystopian I wasn't sure if it was a fit.  Thanks for clarifying it for me. 

If you click on my goodreads account you can see what i wrote about it. I wrote a pretty detailed "review". I can't remember everything about the book. But i just saw in my review that there was something about the ending that i did not care for.

I found it and pretty much agreed.  I was ok with the ending though I had expected something different.

I only vaguely remember the ending since it's been 1-2 years since i read the book.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jennifer on April 09, 2012, 12:01:34 PM
DR Jane, Wither is one of my most favorite dystopians. Loved it. I gave it 5/5. I can't say enough good things about it. I love love love the author Lauren DeStefano.

Before deciding on it I did check the rating you gave it.  I'll likely have time for it in about a month or two.  I have a number of books I've purchased that I want to read & am expecting 4 more from the library.

Just because i loved it doesn't mean you necessarily will. But a lot of YA lovers seem to love it.

However there was another dystopia i mentioned on the list. Shatter ME. this was probably the most publicized dystopia last year (other than Divergent). It was so well praised that i think i might have been expecting more. So who knows. So many people loved that book and thought it was the best thing they'd ever read (Shatter me). You just never know. Different things appeal to different people.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 12:17:23 PM
From DR George:
Quote
The frosting was vanilla and the cupcakes turned out to be just vanilla, also.

I've never had vegan vanilla cupcakes.  I would like to have had one. :)

Jane, I could get the recipe from my sister and send that to you. :)

Sure, thanks.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 12:18:58 PM
DR Jane, Wither is one of my most favorite dystopians. Loved it. I gave it 5/5. I can't say enough good things about it. I love love love the author Lauren DeStefano.

Before deciding on it I did check the rating you gave it.  I'll likely have time for it in about a month or two.  I have a number of books I've purchased that I want to read & am expecting 4 more from the library.

Just because i loved it doesn't mean you necessarily will. But a lot of YA lovers seem to love it.

However there was another dystopia i mentioned on the list. Shatter ME. this was probably the most publicized dystopia last year (other than Divergent). It was so well praised that i think i might have been expecting more. So who knows. So many people loved that book and thought it was the best thing they'd ever read (Shatter me). You just never know. Different things appeal to different people.


The plot of "Wither" appealed to me where the others really didn't so I figure it will be a good one for me to read.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 12:20:08 PM
I've finished my ROBERTA notes for Act One, which will hopefully put things on track. My absence from the restoration - because of DEAREST ENEMY, Toyland closing down, a new office, an auction, and other things - is nt making things easy for my colleagues.

Now I've got to look over some of Joshie's new scores for DEAREST ENEMY before I jump to THE ONLY GIRL, which has one of Herbert's most beautiful songs, "When You're Away." This is the second conductor I've worked for - john McGlinn was the first - with no music theory training and no ability to proofread and know a good note from a bad. Drives me mad. Leasrn your craft.
If they don't know their craft or music theory, how do (and why do) they become conductors?

Ego and control, I suspect.
Reminds me of that Fellini movie, "Orchestra Rehearsal," where the musicians rebel against a dictator conductor. Not one of his best, but the idea was intriguing.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 12:21:47 PM
Im at the aeroport waiting for my flight back to the USA.
Safe home.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 12:26:12 PM
Being English my mother loved nursery rhymes & had fun teaching them to me.  I don't think any of them scared me.  I like the ones that had games to go with them beginning with the one most of us play first, "Pat a Cake Pat a Cake"

I found this link that explains the origins of the various nursery rhymes....http://www.rhymes.org.uk/
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 12:42:59 PM
Thanks, Elmore, for mentioning the Library of Congress recordings site. I've found plenty of works to go with my papers. They may be scratchy and weak on the sound, but that just adds to the charm.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 12:44:21 PM
I hate organizing!!!

Off to finish cleaning out one messy drawer full of papers.  Keith, who is working outside, said he would change jobs with me.  The drawer would be easy for him, he would simply trash everything in it, at least all of the papers.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Laura on April 09, 2012, 12:50:52 PM
Somehow I don't feel comfortable being asked to send our SS numbers, signatures, DOBs and all that other personal stuff over the innerwebs. Just doesn't seem very secure to me.

I don't mind doing the e-filing that is included in Turbo Tax because of the encryption involved.  I would be more hesitant to use the state tax websites where you plunk your info into web forms because I don't know how protected they are.

I have been well-trained by my son to never click on a link in an email unless I know the friend actually sent it, not to open any forwarded email, and to never send my SS number or credit card number through an email.

Why never open forwarded email?  (seriously wondering)

Most of them are trash. I used to get a ton from a few people from church until I told them I never open them so please don't send them. I hurt some feelings, I suppose.

If I get something from someone I know well -- like The Monarch Scientist or something from my DH, I will open that. Just not the chain things and inspirational things.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Matthew on April 09, 2012, 01:06:02 PM
DP Eric and his homemade Bunny "peep" and homemade chocolate egg as part of the dessert buffet at yesterdays Easter lunch/dinner at the 4S's.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 01:31:16 PM
That is one big bunny Peep in a large chocolate egg. :D
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Druxy on April 09, 2012, 01:32:50 PM
Celebrity sighting here at Jerry's Deli: Paul Michael glaser

Weren't we with him a few months ago in Chicago?

Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 01:32:55 PM
Somehow I don't feel comfortable being asked to send our SS numbers, signatures, DOBs and all that other personal stuff over the innerwebs. Just doesn't seem very secure to me.

I don't mind doing the e-filing that is included in Turbo Tax because of the encryption involved.  I would be more hesitant to use the state tax websites where you plunk your info into web forms because I don't know how protected they are.

I have been well-trained by my son to never click on a link in an email unless I know the friend actually sent it, not to open any forwarded email, and to never send my SS number or credit card number through an email.

Why never open forwarded email?  (seriously wondering)

Most of them are trash. I used to get a ton from a few people from church until I told them I never open them so please don't send them. I hurt some feelings, I suppose.


I used to tell people the same thing.  Now I have given up.  At least they leave comments so I know it isn't spam.  Forwarded messages are usually very slopping with nothing cleaned up & everyone's name & address also forwarded.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 01:33:33 PM
Celebrity sighting here at Jerry's Deli: Paul Michael glaser

Weren't we with him a few months ago in Chicago?



I'm going to Chicago next month.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 01:42:21 PM
This is the first time I have read about the dogs of the Titanic:
http://news.yahoo.com/dogs-titanic-untold-story-163100569.html
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 09, 2012, 01:46:44 PM
Nice picture DR MATTHEW.

Travel vibes for DR MIKE

Continued vibes for DR TCB.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 01:48:46 PM
I'm a little surprised that Guy Haines hasn't been asked to sing on any of elmore's albums - not that he could afford him :)

BK, at some point, when I know I've got the right role for Guy, he'll get a call. I suspect he'd turn down the paltry pay, but I'm not the financial side of things. I've got nothing for him in DEAREST ENEMY, since he's neither Irish nor British. I could have used Rollo!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 01:53:16 PM
Well, the office is falling into place. Thamks for the vibes and keep 'em coming. i hope to have good news by the end of the week.

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Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 01:54:03 PM
I just received four, count 'em FOUR CDs today!  Fortunately, I actually ordered them, so it's a good thing.  Anyway, I just received from Dresscircle.co.uk, the new Sweeney Todd (http://www.dresscircle.co.uk/9898-Product-Pre-order) with Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, and from Amazon, the BK produced Cinderella: Songs from the Classic Fairy Tale (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000060E3/).  (This is a replacement for my original stolen copy.)

I also received two CDs not produced by BK but have connections to him and us...

You Can't Put Ketchup on the Moon: Broadway Flops & Roadkills, 1925-1955 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GUMNPE/)

and

Life's a Funny Present: More Broadway Flops & Roadkills, 1919-1955 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BMTQ1Q/)

What's the connection?  They both were mixed by Vincent Cirili/Cirilli (strangely, it's spelled differently on each CD) and both have some arrangements by our very own Elmore! :D
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 01:57:58 PM
I got this message from DR TCB on Facebook:
I am still waiting to go to rehab. Insurance company doesn't want to spend bucks on the old people. We shall see
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Doug R on April 09, 2012, 02:09:57 PM
I don't know about the U.S. but in the U.K. today is a holiday. Holidays in Europe are lengthy and this one has been going on since Thursday afternoon.

What is the holiday?

Easter Monday. I believe it's a public holiday in most countries.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 02:11:20 PM
Well, the office is falling into place. Thamks for the vibes and keep 'em coming. i hope to have good news by the end of the week.



CONTINUED OFFICE VIBES AND GOOD NEWS BY THE END OF THE WEEK VIBES!!!

I've been reading a lot about you in a certain book. :)
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 02:11:59 PM
I got this message from DR TCB on Facebook:
I am still waiting to go to rehab. Insurance company doesn't want to spend bucks on the old people. We shall see

:(
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 02:13:07 PM
DR TCB isn't old.  I don't understand this.  He has to have PT after surgery.  Maybe it is the in hospital fee they don't want to pay.

REHAB INSURANCE VIBES FOR DR TCB!!!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 02:18:38 PM
I got this message from DR TCB on Facebook:
I am still waiting to go to rehab. Insurance company doesn't want to spend bucks on the old people. We shall see

Those bastards! >:(
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 02:19:08 PM
DR TCB isn't old.  I don't understand this.  He has to have PT after surgery.  Maybe it is the in hospital fee they don't want to pay.

REHAB INSURANCE VIBES FOR DR TCB!!!


~~~DITTO!!~~~
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 02:20:03 PM
Health and insurance vibes for TCB.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on April 09, 2012, 02:24:28 PM
Back from various and sundried things.  Had a chopped salad at Jerry's, then picked up three packages.  Got the final little notes for the ALW album, so that will get finished in about an hour this evening.  That's the news so far.  Did an event page for the upcoming book signing and sent out an eBlast. 
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 02:24:43 PM
I just received four, count 'em FOUR CDs today!  Fortunately, I actually ordered them, so it's a good thing.  Anyway, I just received from Dresscircle.co.uk, the new Sweeney Todd (http://www.dresscircle.co.uk/9898-Product-Pre-order) with Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton,...

Well, I'm listening to Sweeney Todd right now and for the most part, I like Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.  HOWEVER, they didn't include "Green Finch and Linnet Bird" and the guy playing Anthony is a breathy singer. :P

There's also a bit of whisper/talking...they are definitely performing for the microphones.  And like something else that BK mentioned, the singers are very far forward in the mix.  The "orchestra" is hard to hear at times.  It's very much like a Teeny Todd.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 02:37:26 PM
I called & spoke to DR TCB.  He sounds really good.  At 5:00 today he will be transferred by cab-ambulance to a convalescent hospital.  It is close to his place so his friend who is watching DC Nicky can easily visit him.  He has heard very good things about this place.

He said to tell everyone he misses you and that while he can't post he can read so be careful what you say about him ;)
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 02:38:33 PM
I called & spoke to DR TCB.  He sounds really good.  At 5:00 today he will be transferred by cab-ambulance to a convalescent hospital.  It is close to his place so his friend who is watching DC Nicky can easily visit him.  He has heard very good things about this place.

He said to tell everyone he misses you and that while he can't post he can read so be careful what you say about him ;)

That's great!  Thanks for the update, Jane!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Laura on April 09, 2012, 02:39:39 PM
Great news about TCB!

Glad you are doing well, TCB!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 02:41:03 PM
I forgot to mention, bit by bit DR TCB is improving.   Along with the improvement & return of sensations, this also includes pain.  I said I bet he was never so happy to feel pain. 

VIBES THE RETURNING PAIN IS TOLERABLE & LESSENS WITH TIME!!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Ginny on April 09, 2012, 02:41:39 PM
Well, the office is falling into place. Thamks for the vibes and keep 'em coming. i hope to have good news by the end of the week.



Good news - hope to see your new work space next month!

Vibes...
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 02:42:16 PM
I called & spoke to DR TCB.  He sounds really good.  At 5:00 today he will be transferred by cab-ambulance to a convalescent hospital.  It is close to his place so his friend who is watching DC Nicky can easily visit him.  He has heard very good things about this place.

He said to tell everyone he misses you and that while he can't post he can read so be careful what you say about him ;)

That's great!  Thanks for the update, Jane!

I was going to call tomorrow since he was moving today.  Without DR elmore's update I wouldn't have known to call.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 02:43:12 PM
DR TCB I wish you could open the video of the cat I posted yesterday.  I'll have to try to remember to send it to you once you are home.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 02:47:19 PM
I ended up trashing most of the papers in the drawer.  It is amazing how neat it is now.

Time to take Sherlock for a walk while Keith before Keith is done with the yard work for the day.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Laura on April 09, 2012, 02:49:05 PM
I should have asked you to send Keith here -- I just finished planting two shrubs. Digging in hard desert soil is no fun!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: MBarnum on April 09, 2012, 02:49:28 PM
A question for Danise and MBarnum:

Are you adjusting any better to your sleep masks?

I am doing well with my mask. My insurance covers a new mask every three months, so last week I checked out and bought this nasal pillow mask:


(http://www.respshop.com/images/resmed_swift_fx_nasal_pillow_61500.jpg)

I haven't tried it out yet.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Ginny on April 09, 2012, 02:52:28 PM
DR Jane - thanks for calling DR TCB and reporting on your conversation.  I'm very pleased to hear the good progress reports.

DR TCB - my son, Paramedic Rob, does the kind of medical transport you will receive today for a company in Cincinnati.  Hope the move goes smoothly!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: MBarnum on April 09, 2012, 02:53:17 PM
I'm up, I'm up.  Trying to get Galligan on the phone so I can get this damn ALW thing done.  I have to do any fixes at seven then get this damn thing off to mastering.

If you can't reach him, try Ginger or Mary Ann. Maybe they  can help.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: MBarnum on April 09, 2012, 02:55:31 PM
DP Eric and his homemade Bunny "peep" and homemade chocolate egg as part of the dessert buffet at yesterdays Easter lunch/dinner at the 4S's.


Love it!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: MBarnum on April 09, 2012, 02:58:10 PM
Very happy to hear that DR TCB is recuperating nicely!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: MBarnum on April 09, 2012, 02:58:51 PM
I found out that my brother-in-law is a "birther."

I am horrified, though not surpised.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 02:59:56 PM
I just received four, count 'em FOUR CDs today!  Fortunately, I actually ordered them, so it's a good thing.  Anyway, I just received from Dresscircle.co.uk, the new Sweeney Todd (http://www.dresscircle.co.uk/9898-Product-Pre-order) with Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton,...

Well, I'm listening to Sweeney Todd right now and for the most part, I like Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.  HOWEVER, they didn't include "Green Finch and Linnet Bird" and the guy playing Anthony is a breathy singer. :P

There's also a bit of whisper/talking...they are definitely performing for the microphones.  And like something else that BK mentioned, the singers are very far forward in the mix.  The "orchestra" is hard to hear at times.  It's very much like a Teeny Todd.

How did you like the ootleg-bay?
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 03:00:28 PM
Very happy to hear that DR TCB is recuperating nicely!

Did you actually read my post?
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: MBarnum on April 09, 2012, 03:00:39 PM
One of my interviewees is also a "birther" and, I suspect, a "Tea Partier." He is also one of my Facebook friends and his posts lately are driving me up a wall.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: MBarnum on April 09, 2012, 03:00:58 PM
Very happy to hear that DR TCB is recuperating nicely!

Did you actually read my post?

Maybe.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 03:01:27 PM
Well, the office is falling into place. Thamks for the vibes and keep 'em coming. i hope to have good news by the end of the week.



Good news - hope to see your new work space next month!

Vibes...

Not for several months, I fear!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 03:02:10 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Insurance and Rehab Vibes for our DR TCB! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 03:07:50 PM
A question for Danise and MBarnum:

Are you adjusting any better to your sleep masks?

I am doing well with my mask. My insurance covers a new mask every three months, so last week I checked out and bought this nasal pillow mask:


(http://www.respshop.com/images/resmed_swift_fx_nasal_pillow_61500.jpg)

I haven't tried it out yet.

I wish my insurance covered that.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 03:08:41 PM
One of my interviewees is also a "birther" and, I suspect, a "Tea Partier." He is also one of my Facebook friends and his posts lately are driving me up a wall.
You can hide a person's posts without de-friending him or her.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 03:09:31 PM
Great photo, Matthew.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 03:09:41 PM
Page six!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 03:10:18 PM
TCB, your wit is missed on these pages -- and so are you. Get back soon. Healthier, sounder, but soon.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Danise on April 09, 2012, 03:23:47 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Insurance and Rehab Vibes for our DR TCB! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ditto!!!!   I can't wait to hear that DR TCB is home and happy with his babies!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Danise on April 09, 2012, 03:30:22 PM
A question for Danise and MBarnum:

Are you adjusting any better to your sleep masks?



I am doing well with my mask. My insurance covers a new mask every three months, so last week I checked out and bought this nasal pillow mask:


(http://www.respshop.com/images/resmed_swift_fx_nasal_pillow_61500.jpg)

I haven't tried it out yet.

I have that exact mask but I found that it was too loose no matter how I tried to work with it.  I use the Swift Mask For Her because it's made for a woman's face.  It is similar to this one with the nose pillows vs the whole face mask.  I just can't seem to get enough air with the whole face. 
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Danise on April 09, 2012, 03:31:41 PM
Of course I also have to use my bit ( mouth guard) because I grind my teeth at night as well. 
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 03:50:54 PM
I found out that my brother-in-law is a "birther."

I am horrified, though not surpised.

When it comes to politics, my beloved brother Randy and I are poles apart. It's not easy to deal with some times, and I expect it will be tense by November.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Druxy on April 09, 2012, 04:02:40 PM
Anybody who claims that voter ID laws are not necessary should watch this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5p70YbRiPw
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 04:03:18 PM
I'm up, I'm up.  Trying to get Galligan on the phone so I can get this damn ALW thing done.  I have to do any fixes at seven then get this damn thing off to mastering.

If you can't reach him, try Ginger or Mary Ann. Maybe they  can help.

Call The Professor...he can fix anything!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 04:03:30 PM
I just received four, count 'em FOUR CDs today!  Fortunately, I actually ordered them, so it's a good thing.  Anyway, I just received from Dresscircle.co.uk, the new Sweeney Todd (http://www.dresscircle.co.uk/9898-Product-Pre-order) with Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton,...

Well, I'm listening to Sweeney Todd right now and for the most part, I like Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.  HOWEVER, they didn't include "Green Finch and Linnet Bird" and the guy playing Anthony is a breathy singer. :P

There's also a bit of whisper/talking...they are definitely performing for the microphones.  And like something else that BK mentioned, the singers are very far forward in the mix.  The "orchestra" is hard to hear at times.  It's very much like a Teeny Todd.

How did you like the ootleg-bay?

Oved-lay it!!  I will definitely listen to that again after this. ;D
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 04:09:40 PM
I just received four, count 'em FOUR CDs today!  Fortunately, I actually ordered them, so it's a good thing.  Anyway, I just received from Dresscircle.co.uk, the new Sweeney Todd (http://www.dresscircle.co.uk/9898-Product-Pre-order) with Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton,...

Well, I'm listening to Sweeney Todd right now and for the most part, I like Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.  HOWEVER, they didn't include "Green Finch and Linnet Bird" and the guy playing Anthony is a breathy singer. :P

There's also a bit of whisper/talking...they are definitely performing for the microphones.  And like something else that BK mentioned, the singers are very far forward in the mix.  The "orchestra" is hard to hear at times.  It's very much like a Teeny Todd.

How did you like the ootleg-bay?

Oved-lay it!!  I will definitely listen to that again after this. ;D

I know it's more complete than the ew recording, but is it better?

I just learned that Josh Dallas, the Prince in the series ONCE UPON A TIME, has a musical theatre past: in London, he played Gaby in thEnglish National Opera production of ON THE  TOWN and Tony, the title role in THE BOY FRIEND.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Danise on April 09, 2012, 04:48:18 PM
DR TCB has just posted on Facebook~
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 04:49:39 PM
I just received four, count 'em FOUR CDs today!  Fortunately, I actually ordered them, so it's a good thing.  Anyway, I just received from Dresscircle.co.uk, the new Sweeney Todd (http://www.dresscircle.co.uk/9898-Product-Pre-order) with Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton,...

Well, I'm listening to Sweeney Todd right now and for the most part, I like Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.  HOWEVER, they didn't include "Green Finch and Linnet Bird" and the guy playing Anthony is a breathy singer. :P

There's also a bit of whisper/talking...they are definitely performing for the microphones.  And like something else that BK mentioned, the singers are very far forward in the mix.  The "orchestra" is hard to hear at times.  It's very much like a Teeny Todd.

How did you like the ootleg-bay?

Oved-lay it!!  I will definitely listen to that again after this. ;D

I know it's more complete than the ew recording, but is it better?

I just learned that Josh Dallas, the Prince in the series ONCE UPON A TIME, has a musical theatre past: in London, he played Gaby in thEnglish National Opera production of ON THE  TOWN and Tony, the title role in THE BOY FRIEND.

Actually, I just realized that I forgot to bring the complete recording here to work, so I'll check when I get home and compare.  I thought that I had it with me, but I don't.  I hate it when that happens.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Matthew on April 09, 2012, 04:51:35 PM
Just watched the documentary "Being Elmo" - amazingly good!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 09, 2012, 04:56:39 PM
Continued vibes for DR TCB
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 09, 2012, 04:56:52 PM
That is some mask DR MBARNUM.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 04:58:49 PM
I should have asked you to send Keith here -- I just finished planting two shrubs. Digging in hard desert soil is no fun!

Keith works out every day and is strong. ;)
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 04:59:37 PM
A question for Danise and MBarnum:

Are you adjusting any better to your sleep masks?

I am doing well with my mask. My insurance covers a new mask every three months, so last week I checked out and bought this nasal pillow mask:

I haven't tried it out yet.


That looks more comfortable.  GOOD LUCK WITH IT!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Cillaliz on April 09, 2012, 05:03:20 PM
DR ELMORE the Dream O Matic 6000 says that your dream indicates that you think the ending of each project is like an ending of a part of your life...and that your work is your life and breath to you.

You amaze me, DR JRand61!

No line at the post office; I was shipped, paid for, and out of there in 10 minutes. I may have to lie down from the shock.
Does anybody use the post office except at Christmas?

Every day
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 05:06:45 PM
I found out that my brother-in-law is a "birther."

I am horrified, though not surpised.

I'm one who felt the birth certificate should have been obtained at the beginning of the accusations.  Now that he has delivered the full proof it is time for these people to give it up.  You are referring to the definition pertaining to Obama, yes?
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 05:08:27 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Insurance and Rehab Vibes for our DR TCB! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ditto!!!!   I can't wait to hear that DR TCB is home and happy with his babies!

Baby.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 09, 2012, 05:11:07 PM
That is some mask DR MBARNUM.

Must be a real damper on his social life.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Cillaliz on April 09, 2012, 05:13:43 PM
This is the first time I have read about the dogs of the Titanic:
http://news.yahoo.com/dogs-titanic-untold-story-163100569.html

Notice, the ship cat took her kittens off the ship before it left port.  Cats Rule.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Cillaliz on April 09, 2012, 05:14:19 PM
Well, the office is falling into place. Thamks for the vibes and keep 'em coming. i hope to have good news by the end of the week.



OFFICE VIBES!!!!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Cillaliz on April 09, 2012, 05:15:09 PM
I don't know about the U.S. but in the U.K. today is a holiday. Holidays in Europe are lengthy and this one has been going on since Thursday afternoon.

What is the holiday?

Easter Monday. I believe it's a public holiday in most countries.

It was a holiday from school when I was growing up.  Now it's just another day. 
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Cillaliz on April 09, 2012, 05:17:50 PM
One of my interviewees is also a "birther" and, I suspect, a "Tea Partier." He is also one of my Facebook friends and his posts lately are driving me up a wall.
You can hide a person's posts without de-friending him or her.

I do that for my Obama disciple friends who post about him all the time
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Cillaliz on April 09, 2012, 05:19:43 PM
I also hide my ulta conservative friends
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Cillaliz on April 09, 2012, 05:22:40 PM
TCB< glad you are recovering...hope it's speedy
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 05:37:50 PM
One of my interviewees is also a "birther" and, I suspect, a "Tea Partier." He is also one of my Facebook friends and his posts lately are driving me up a wall.

I find different views interesting.  It is the constant barrage of views, if I agree or not, annoying and I don't need 10 posts in a row.  Most of the snippets don't tell the full story anyway.  An example is the beautiful photo going around of two parents shopping with their backs to each other & the black baby & the white baby reaching out to each other.  It is a beautiful sentiment until used to intimidate that if you don't like Obama you are prejudice.  I know it is a simple thing but I found it offensive.  Many of my friends must have felt the same as they only used the photo without the comments.

I have removed a few individual posts so I didn't have to see them.  Mostly I just quickly scroll through.  I've only removed casual FB friends if all they did was share junk without any personal interaction. 
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 05:38:40 PM
DR TCB has just posted on Facebook~

Thanks.  I immediately went to read is post.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 05:39:21 PM
This is the first time I have read about the dogs of the Titanic:
http://news.yahoo.com/dogs-titanic-untold-story-163100569.html

Notice, the ship cat took her kittens off the ship before it left port.  Cats Rule.

Smart cat.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 05:41:32 PM
DR Cilla did you see the cat video I posted here & on FB?
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Cillaliz on April 09, 2012, 05:52:46 PM
DR Cilla did you see the cat video I posted here & on FB?

Yes, it was very cute~  It was the cat opening the freezer, right?
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 06:10:46 PM
Yes.  I wasn't sure you saw it since you were away.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 06:12:32 PM
A friend on Facebook posted this link:  19 Ugly Tattoo Mistakes (http://www.beautyriot.com/makeup-beauty/19-ugly-tattoo-mistakes-g9431)...and on Page 5 (http://www.beautyriot.com/makeup-beauty/19-ugly-tattoo-mistakes-g9431-page5?lc=sh1281) is this creation:

(http://images.beautyriot.com/photos/galleries/ridiculous-tattoos-004.jpg)

WTF?? :o
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 06:15:43 PM
After looking at the first photo I am not opening the link. ;D
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on April 09, 2012, 06:17:01 PM
Glad to hear about TCB.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 06:17:10 PM
After looking at the first photo I am not opening the link. ;D

Actually, the ones on that link aren't really too extreme...I've seen a LOT worse!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on April 09, 2012, 06:17:26 PM
Watched a Wallander movie and am listening to music and will be on my way to do the little fixes shortly.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 09, 2012, 06:26:49 PM
I just received four, count 'em FOUR CDs today!  Fortunately, I actually ordered them, so it's a good thing.  Anyway, I just received from Dresscircle.co.uk, the new Sweeney Todd (http://www.dresscircle.co.uk/9898-Product-Pre-order) with Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton,...

Well, I'm listening to Sweeney Todd right now and for the most part, I like Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.  HOWEVER, they didn't include "Green Finch and Linnet Bird" and the guy playing Anthony is a breathy singer. :P

There's also a bit of whisper/talking...they are definitely performing for the microphones.  And like something else that BK mentioned, the singers are very far forward in the mix.  The "orchestra" is hard to hear at times.  It's very much like a Teeny Todd.

Thanks for that report, DR George (I was just about to post to ask your opinion of the recording.). I guess I'll skip this one...
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 06:26:53 PM
After looking at the first photo I am not opening the link. ;D

Actually, the ones on that link aren't really too extreme...I've seen a LOT worse!
LOL, I'll still pass.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 06:27:18 PM
That is some mask DR MBARNUM.

Must be a real damper on his social life.
Better to have a life, so that one can then have a social life.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 06:28:23 PM
This gift of spring is a lot more pleasant to view than the tattoo mistakes:

http://player.vimeo.com/video/27920977?title=0&%3bbyline=0&%3bportrait=0href=
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Danise on April 09, 2012, 06:34:11 PM
Tomorrow the draftsman comes to look at house so he can make his drawing.  I'm excited.  Things are moving right along!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 06:35:25 PM
This gift of spring is a lot more pleasant to view than the tattoo mistakes:

http://player.vimeo.com/video/27920977?title=0&%3bbyline=0&%3bportrait=0href=

Much more pleasant. :D
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Danise on April 09, 2012, 06:36:02 PM
And now I guess I need to put my bit in my mouth and my mask on my face and go rob some counting sheep! OR I might rob the cows when they come home!

'Night all!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 06:37:58 PM
I must be off.  I have a little shopping to do at Costco before I go home.

Be back later. :)
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: John G. on April 09, 2012, 06:38:12 PM
And now I guess I need to put my bit in my mouth and my mask on my face and go rob some counting sheep! OR I might rob the cows when they come home!

'Night all!
LOL and good night.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 09, 2012, 06:40:56 PM
Yay! For the good news about DR TCB!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 06:41:44 PM
That is some mask DR MBARNUM.

Must be a real damper on his social life.
Better to have a life, so that one can then have a social life.

:D :D
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 06:46:09 PM
This gift of spring is a lot more pleasant to view than the tattoo mistakes:

http://player.vimeo.com/video/27920977?title=0&%3bbyline=0&%3bportrait=0href=

Yes it is.  Thank you for the beautiful video.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 06:47:06 PM
I took Sherlock for a walk this afternoon & enjoyed the lush green mountains, the horses grazing & a view of the lake which is full from all the rain.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 06:47:33 PM
Tomorrow the draftsman comes to look at house so he can make his drawing.  I'm excited.  Things are moving right along!

Wonderful!!!  VIBES HE IS AN EXCELLENT DRAFTSMAN!
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 06:48:00 PM
I must be off.  I have a little shopping to do at Costco before I go home.

Be back later. :)

We might go tomorrow.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 06:58:26 PM
Craig just baked some bread using his new dutch oven I bought him.  It smells yummy.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on April 09, 2012, 07:05:45 PM
'night
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: JMK on April 09, 2012, 08:43:41 PM
Managed to churn out three TOTALLY different reviews today:  a Rush concert, Bounce (the Paltrow-Affleck film, not Sondheim) and the Salzburg Festival production of Lulu.  Started the new Twilight Time Desiree, which I'm trying really, really hard to take seriously.  :)
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: JMK on April 09, 2012, 08:44:14 PM
Betsy and I just played the Book Lovers edition of Scrabble which has some fun little twists and turns in it.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: JMK on April 09, 2012, 08:44:38 PM
JR will be thrilled to know I received bonus points for spelling GALT.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on April 09, 2012, 10:33:32 PM
Did the fixes (very minor) and moved a bunch of stuff around and the project is on its way to mastering and will hopefully be finished by end of tomorrow and Fed Exed Wednesday.
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 10:34:13 PM
JR will be thrilled to know I received bonus points for spelling GALT.

So...who is John Galt??

;)
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 10:34:27 PM
I must be off.  I have a little shopping to do at Costco before I go home.

Be back later. :)

We might go tomorrow.

I desperately needed shampoo.  Now I have shampoo. :D
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: George on April 09, 2012, 10:38:46 PM
Terrence Mann was just on "Smash."
Title: Re: FOR THE BIRDS
Post by: Matthew on April 10, 2012, 12:00:35 AM
Terrence Mann was just on "Smash."

We he the rock star with all the cash?  I'm horrible at recognizing faces