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Title: THAT'S ALWAYS A PLUS IN MY BOOK
Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 12:31:32 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were a plus, and now it is time for you to post until the plus cows come home.
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 12:32:53 AM
And the word of the day is: HELIOTROPE!
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 12:33:58 AM
And now - Dino at the piano.
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 12:34:53 AM
Six GUESTS?  What is THAT about?  It's so weird when that happens.  Months of sixty GUESTS day and night and then suddenly six.  Go know.
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 12:36:01 AM
Five GUESTS, three of whom are spambots registering for an account, like the thirty of THOSE I get a day aren't enough.
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Post by: Ben on September 14, 2012, 02:37:14 AM
Morning all.

That is all.
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Post by: Ben on September 14, 2012, 02:47:25 AM
Peter Filichia sums up Chaplin pretty well. My feelings as well. It's not a terrible show, it's not even "that bad" it's just not very good and there is nothing exciting or wonderful (apart from Rob McLure's performance) in the show. Unless they dig deep into their pockets I don't think the producers will keep this open much longer.

Filichia on Chaplin (http://www.kritzerland.com/filichia.htm)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 03:14:26 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm flying to Boston in three hours. :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 03:15:42 AM
Peter Filichia sums up Chaplin pretty well. My feelings as well. It's not a terrible show, it's not even "that bad" it's just not very good and there is nothing exciting or wonderful (apart from Rob McLure's performance) in the show. Unless they dig deep into their pockets I don't think the producers will keep this open much longer.

Filichia on Chaplin (http://www.kritzerland.com/filichia.htm)

I liked CHAPLIN when it was called LIMELIGHT (about six years ago).
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 03:17:54 AM
DR Matthew - RE: MISS SAIGON - I remember sitting through a run-thru with just one piano, a reed player (saxophone and flute) and percussion. I loved it. I'm sure a second piano would be quite the nice boost.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 03:19:23 AM
As for the Friday Media Check...

Well...

I'll probably be listening to a few albums and watching a couple of TV shows on via my iPad over the next couple of days. I'll keep you posted. ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 03:41:44 AM
And now...

(Back) To the airport!

Laters...
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 14, 2012, 04:09:23 AM
Good morning, all! I wanted to sleep in, but I have a full day today. Supposedly, the AC repairmen at Toyland - who had my cell phone number but never called - will be working on the AC duct today. I have warned the supr that they must be finished and out of there by 2pm, because i have to get home to deal with today's mail and shower and change clothes to catch the final performance of the Irish Rep's NEW GIRL IN TOWN. If they are not, there will be hell to pay, both for the building management as well as the AC folk.

So, I will head down to Toyland shortly to wait for them, and God alone knws when they will show. While I'm there, I've got work on the Appalachian show, the final Ballet Ballad, and playing on the computer.

TOD:
  DVD:  Ben-Hur (BBC version), Bloom (Stephen Rea and Jmes Joyce), several other possibilities
  CD:  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, White Horse Inn, Guy Haines, Tchaikovsky ballets, Offenbach
  VCR: Any guesses?



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Post by: elmore3003 on September 14, 2012, 04:10:20 AM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Good Weekend Vibes and Safe Travels to One & All! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 14, 2012, 04:47:52 AM
Hmmmm . . . the bartender neighbor above me and his lady friend are awfully noisy this morning. There's quite an amount of loud talk and screams of outrage (?) coming through the air vents.

I've had four neighvors in that apartment: the first was a gay college commercial art student who liked big band and music from the 30s, the second was his photographer lesbian sister who used the place during the day as a studio and was out between 8pm and 8am. The next was the awful Canadian with the noisy fold-out bed and the sweet dog who barked too much, and now the tenant is this pleasant young man who's usually pretty quiet.
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 14, 2012, 05:06:33 AM
Boston Bound vibes for DR JOSE.

Hmmmm.....CHAPLIN sounds very ambitious, but not very good.
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 14, 2012, 05:07:16 AM
Thanks to everyone for the Opening Night Vibes.  We had a great audience and a VERY good show.....

So today I will be working 1/2 day, and then it's on to Performance #2.
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 14, 2012, 05:07:37 AM
TOD:

Nothing.....I got nothing....plenty of nothing.....
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 05:28:30 AM
Good morning, all.

Excellent news, JRand. Hope the rest of the shows this weekend are equally good.

Vibes for the rest of us.
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 05:29:54 AM
TOD:

DVD: "Anna Karenina" mini-series, Heartland first season

CD/MP3: Bobby Short, early Barbara Streisand, "Her First Roman"


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Post by: Michael on September 14, 2012, 05:33:56 AM
good morning to all from mtl.
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 05:35:17 AM
Peter Filichia sums up Chaplin pretty well. My feelings as well. It's not a terrible show, it's not even "that bad" it's just not very good and there is nothing exciting or wonderful (apart from Rob McLure's performance) in the show. Unless they dig deep into their pockets I don't think the producers will keep this open much longer.

Filichia on Chaplin (http://www.kritzerland.com/filichia.htm)

Great column. That's encapsulates why reading Filichia is always fun. He bothers to analyze something.
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Post by: Michael on September 14, 2012, 05:37:06 AM
I am reading two books.

The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold

and the new Lorenz Hart biography
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 14, 2012, 05:51:02 AM
Off to work.  OH well.
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 14, 2012, 05:51:36 AM
DR MATTHEW I think two pianos and full percussion sounds most interesting!!
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 14, 2012, 05:55:37 AM
DR JRand62, good news about last night! I hope the entire run goes well!

Greetings from Toyland! I am listening to John McGlinn's BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS recording, which I haven't played in years. Mr Gaines' uncontrollable vibrato in "Dancing in the Dark" is driving me mad ("Dancing in the d-a-a-a-a-a-a-rk") He's so much better on the wonderful SITTING PRETTY recording. I'll bet that when he showed up in London with that vibrato, McGlinn knew he was screwed.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 06:07:38 AM
And...

We're boarding...

Laters...
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 06:12:28 AM
Travel vibes for Jose and ChasSmith.
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Post by: Kerry on September 14, 2012, 06:31:45 AM
Friday morning!!!  So have a good one!
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on September 14, 2012, 07:01:09 AM
And the word of the day is: HELIOTROPE!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  DEEP PURPLE
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Post by: Ginny on September 14, 2012, 07:06:17 AM
Friday morning greetings!  I've been to the vampire's lab for this month's Protime and am now enjoying another cup of coffee.
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Post by: Ginny on September 14, 2012, 07:06:36 AM
Oh, look, I brought home Page 2!
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Post by: Ginny on September 14, 2012, 07:07:15 AM
Travel vibes for DRs Jose and ChasSmith, neither of whom will fly over Ohio - but you can wave anyway!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on September 14, 2012, 07:18:28 AM
The Lovely Wife and I are celebrating 25 years of matrimony today!  And they said it wouldn't last!
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 14, 2012, 07:20:48 AM
The Lovely Wife and I are celebrating 25 years of matrimony today!  And they said it wouldn't last!
Happy Anniversary!
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Post by: Ginny on September 14, 2012, 07:41:01 AM
The Lovely Wife and I are celebrating 25 years of matrimony today!  And they said it wouldn't last!

Congratulations, DR Charles Pogue and The Lovely Wife!
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Post by: Doug R on September 14, 2012, 07:51:21 AM
My printer problem saga carries on. After swapping the so-called compatible inks for Epson ones again, I found streaks still appearing on the prints. I spoke to Epson who said using the cheap inlks has obviously clogged the heads and the printer needs servicing. The cost of that wasn't worth it for a 4 year old model so I've bought a new printer - another Epson, because they are one of the few makes which include CD printing. So the cheap inks have ended up being very expensive. Anyway, I've installed the new printer which is brilliant.
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Post by: Doug R on September 14, 2012, 07:54:00 AM
TOD:

Blu-ray - TITANIC; 3D version. And, after placing an order several weeks ago, AIRPORT is at last on its way to me.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on September 14, 2012, 07:57:45 AM
The Lovely Wife and I are celebrating 25 years of matrimony today!  And they said it wouldn't last!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S To You Both
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 07:59:56 AM
The Lovely Wife and I are celebrating 25 years of matrimony today!  And they said it wouldn't last!
Congratulations. And many more.
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 08:00:58 AM
My printer problem saga carries on. After swapping the so-called compatible inks for Epson ones again, I found streaks still appearing on the prints. I spoke to Epson who said using the cheap inlks has obviously clogged the heads and the printer needs servicing. The cost of that wasn't worth it for a 4 year old model so I've bought a new printer - another Epson, because they are one of the few makes which include CD printing. So the cheap inks have ended up being very expensive. Anyway, I've installed the new printer which is brilliant.
Thank you for the full saga. I hope to remember that if I ever join the 21st century and get a printer of my own up and running.
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Post by: MBarnum on September 14, 2012, 08:28:23 AM
DR Charles Pogue, wishing you and the wife all the best in celebrating your 25 years together!



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Post by: MBarnum on September 14, 2012, 08:31:54 AM
TOD:

DVD:
More Bollywood horror films...currently I am half way through JAL MAHAL (1980) which, so far, has proven to be a love story with no horror...but since the female lead just jumped to her death, I expect a ghost to appear in the film at any moment.

CD:
That's What I Call Dance Arabia

DVR:
A pre-code Hollywood film and the German silent THE HANDs OF ORLAC.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 14, 2012, 08:39:10 AM
CRAZY Friday...ANOTHER one.   These September weeks are NOT pleasant for some reason.
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Post by: Druxy on September 14, 2012, 08:42:13 AM
The Lovely Wife and I are celebrating 25 years of matrimony today!  And they said it wouldn't last!

Congrats!
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Post by: Druxy on September 14, 2012, 08:48:00 AM
BK,

Here's one that we totally agree on.

I also disliked the CAPE FEAR remake; thought DeNiro was way over the top.

Mitchum is terrific in the original.  That, along with THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE, HEAVEN KNOWS MR. ALLISON and THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER are his finest film performances.

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Post by: Druxy on September 14, 2012, 08:49:12 AM
TOD:

BOARDWALK EMPIRE, Season 2 (3 episodes left to watch)
DEXTER, Season 6
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 09:03:01 AM
I do believe I am up.
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Post by: TCB on September 14, 2012, 09:08:48 AM
Today is my AA Birthday.  19  years!  I am going out drinking to lunch to celebrate.
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 09:19:40 AM
Today is my AA Birthday.  19  years!  I am going out drinking to lunch to celebrate.
Congratulations!
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 09:23:20 AM
BK,

Here's one that we totally agree on.

I also disliked the CAPE FEAR remake; thought DeNiro was way over the top.

Mitchum is terrific in the original.  That, along with THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE, HEAVEN KNOWS MR. ALLISON and THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER are his finest film performances.



Didn't care for the remake as a whole, either. But I did like certain elements. There was something about Nick Nolte and Jessica Lange together that was believable and made the horror of what's happening more real than Bergen and Peck.

But I also loved the  John D. MacDonald original. He was a lot better writer than I originally gave him credit for. Not literature, perhaps, and misogynistic, but great pulp. Muscular, lean.
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 09:26:45 AM
Scary doings in Austin today with the evacuation of UT. Are you being affected at all, Druxy?
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Post by: TCB on September 14, 2012, 09:42:37 AM
Scary doings in Austin today with the evacuation of UT. Are you being affected at all, Druxy?


They have evacuated the state of Utah?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 14, 2012, 09:50:27 AM
Scary doings in Austin today with the evacuation of UT. Are you being affected at all, Druxy?


They have evacuated the state of Utah?

Yes, TCB.  Everyone has been trucked to Iowa.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 14, 2012, 09:51:38 AM
A lull....LULL...I can't believe it.  Have been going full steam since about 7:30 a.m.

Not a whole lot accomplished, but a lot of questions have been answered that will ease things along by mid-afternoon. (I hope).
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 14, 2012, 10:09:38 AM
Happy Anniversary to the Pogues!
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 14, 2012, 10:18:15 AM
Today is my AA Birthday.  19  years!  I am going out drinking to lunch to celebrate.

Good for you!
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 14, 2012, 10:19:53 AM
Three Russians just invaded Toyland, set up camp, repaired the AC duct within 30 minutes and cleared out. I will be out of here by 2pm, and I am very happy about that,
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 10:24:09 AM
Three Russians just invaded Toyland, set up camp, repaired the AC duct within 30 minutes and cleared out. I will be out of here by 2pm, and I am very happy about that,
Did they bring a samovar with them?
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 10:24:41 AM
Scary doings in Austin today with the evacuation of UT. Are you being affected at all, Druxy?


They have evacuated the state of Utah?

Yes, TCB.  Everyone has been trucked to Iowa.
Now, that would be something.
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 10:24:51 AM
Three!
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 14, 2012, 10:26:14 AM
Three Russians just invaded Toyland, set up camp, repaired the AC duct within 30 minutes and cleared out. I will be out of here by 2pm, and I am very happy about that,
Did they bring a samovar with them?

No swords in sight!
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Post by: Jennifer on September 14, 2012, 10:52:20 AM
Congrats to DR TCB.

And Happy Anniversary to the Pogues.

Hope you all have great days!
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Post by: Ben on September 14, 2012, 11:13:41 AM
Congrats on the anniversaries here, both the Pogues and to Dear TCB!
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Post by: George on September 14, 2012, 11:40:54 AM
The Lovely Wife and I are celebrating 25 years of matrimony today!  And they said it wouldn't last!

A Very Happy Anniversary to You Both!! ;D
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Post by: George on September 14, 2012, 11:41:33 AM
Today is my AA Birthday.  19  years!  I am going out drinking to lunch to celebrate.

Congrats to you, Tom!! :D
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 14, 2012, 11:57:46 AM
And I am home! I am waiting on the postman, because I may have to run to the bank before I get ready to step out tonight.
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 12:25:20 PM
Back from a fun breakfast.  Returned to the e-mail I knew would be coming.  While it still had attitude, it was less than before.  I've forwarded it to someone for advice, then I'll make my decision on how to respond - one way or another the annoyance will be gone within a couple of days, so that's good.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 12:39:28 PM
Good Afternoon!

Greetings from Boston!

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 12:41:11 PM
A good flight in.

A nice boat ride over from Boston Logan to Long Wharf.

And then an unintentionally scenic ride from the Long Wharf to my hotel. Thankfully, the unintentional part was only about 3/4 of a mile, but still... I knew I was going.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 12:42:06 PM
And I took a nice bike ride around Boston Common while they were readying my room. My very small, but nice room. Emphasis on small. But again, it's nice.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 12:42:38 PM
And small.

::)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 12:43:22 PM
HAPPY AA BIRTHDAY TO DR TCB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 12:43:53 PM
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO DRS LA JOLIE FEMME AND POGUE!!!!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 12:44:38 PM
And now...

I really need to get something to eat. Breakfast was about eight hours ago.

Laters...
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Post by: Druxy on September 14, 2012, 12:53:51 PM
Scary doings in Austin today with the evacuation of UT. Are you being affected at all, Druxy?

No, we are in South Austin.

I'm wondering if some student wanted more time to turn in a paper...or wanted to avoid taking a test.

 ::)
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on September 14, 2012, 01:20:10 PM
Today is my AA Birthday.  19  years!  I am going out drinking to lunch to celebrate.

Congrats...and I Won't Drink To That
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Post by: Ginny on September 14, 2012, 01:53:09 PM
Happy Anniversary to DR TCB!
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Post by: Ginny on September 14, 2012, 01:53:55 PM
No, I haven't been sitting here like so much fish all afternoon - just forgot to sign out when I left to do errands and visit my Mom.

I'm back now.
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Post by: Laura on September 14, 2012, 01:59:48 PM
My printer problem saga carries on. After swapping the so-called compatible inks for Epson ones again, I found streaks still appearing on the prints. I spoke to Epson who said using the cheap inlks has obviously clogged the heads and the printer needs servicing. The cost of that wasn't worth it for a 4 year old model so I've bought a new printer - another Epson, because they are one of the few makes which include CD printing. So the cheap inks have ended up being very expensive. Anyway, I've installed the new printer which is brilliant.

I have heard that about refilled ink cartridges and so have never bought them.
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Post by: Laura on September 14, 2012, 02:00:40 PM
Today is my AA Birthday.  19  years!  I am going out drinking to lunch to celebrate.

Congratulations, TCB. Celebrate with some ice cream!
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Post by: Laura on September 14, 2012, 02:02:07 PM
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Pogue.
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Post by: Laura on September 14, 2012, 02:02:41 PM
I spent a lovely couple of days up at the Grand Canyon. No condor sightings, but a nice trip nonetheless.

www.andthisiswhatisawtoday.blogspot.com
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Post by: Laura on September 14, 2012, 02:05:55 PM
TOD: I am ashamed to admit that while we were in the motel, we watched some reality show with Simon and Britney Spears judging singers. Other than that, we watched the Weather Channel, which has interesting stuff.
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Post by: Ginny on September 14, 2012, 02:08:28 PM
Beautiful Grand Canyon photos, DR Laura - welcome back!
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Post by: Laura on September 14, 2012, 02:09:59 PM
Thanks, Ginny.
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Post by: George on September 14, 2012, 02:12:09 PM
Beautiful Grand Canyon photos, DR Laura - welcome back!

Ditto and Ditto! :D
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 02:28:15 PM
Back from picking up packages (the second pressing of the Nudie Musical Blu and Ray - yes, we just sold out of the first pressing), and an important envelope.  Did some banking and now I'm home.
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 02:44:52 PM
I am running the self cleaning cycle on the oven & it feels a bit oppressive in here.
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 02:46:14 PM
From DR Jose:
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Well... There is such a thing as "Kosher shrimp".

That won't help the taste, or a possible allergy reaction, and it won't make it vegetarian. ;)
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 02:48:28 PM
From DR ChasSmith:
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Howe Caverns, where my friends are getting married.  Not down in the caverns, though, as that can only be done if it's a small party.

That looks like a great place to get married.  Have a good time.
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 02:49:15 PM
DR Matthew I'm glad you had a good show.
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 02:51:12 PM
Thanks to everyone for the Opening Night Vibes.  We had a great audience and a VERY good show.....


:)
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 02:54:49 PM
The Lovely Wife and I are celebrating 25 years of matrimony today!  And they said it wouldn't last!

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Post by: Matthew on September 14, 2012, 02:55:52 PM
Vibes and Happy Happy to those who need them
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 02:56:08 PM
Today is my AA Birthday.  19  years!  I am going out drinking to lunch to celebrate.

(https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRwYXDLEc4VUEtcUp61e4rD_-UmMwpGkffM9N4QLD-wUKEfbiOU0Q)
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 02:56:39 PM
Scary doings in Austin today with the evacuation of UT. Are you being affected at all, Druxy?


They have evacuated the state of Utah?

Yes, TCB.  Everyone has been trucked to Iowa.

;D
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 02:58:15 PM
I spent a lovely couple of days up at the Grand Canyon. No condor sightings, but a nice trip nonetheless.

www.andthisiswhatisawtoday.blogspot.com

BEAUTIFUL!!!
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 03:23:52 PM
It is currently over 100 degrees.  Anyone who thinks this is normal needs to have their head examined.  I cannot remember a hotter summer ever.
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Post by: Matthew on September 14, 2012, 03:25:35 PM
It is currently over 100 degrees.  Anyone who thinks this is normal needs to have their head examined.  I cannot remember a hotter summer ever.

At least you have a summer.  We've had a handful of hot days in the last 3 months.
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 03:28:15 PM
I would not like that DR Matthew.
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Post by: Matthew on September 14, 2012, 03:29:38 PM
I would not like that DR Matthew.

Usually, in September, it gets hotter.  But we've had temps in the 70's this year.  Kinda sad, really.  It'll start getting cool in October, and then MAYBE we'll have a winter.  I don't remember much of that last year either.
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 03:29:49 PM
It is currently over 100 degrees.  Anyone who thinks this is normal needs to have their head examined.  I cannot remember a hotter summer ever.

I recall lots of heatwaves shortly after we returned to school, especially in elementary school when I had classes in the bungalows.
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 03:30:54 PM
I would not like that DR Matthew.

Usually, in September, it gets hotter.  But we've had temps in the 70's this year.  Kinda sad, really.  It'll start getting cool in October, and then MAYBE we'll have a winter.  I don't remember much of that last year either.

I've had years like that.  Spring never seems to happen until summer & then summer is very short.
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 03:32:01 PM
I need to find a quieter spot in the house.  The workers have been using loud equipment all day & the windows are open.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 14, 2012, 03:34:26 PM
I hate it when that happens.  I only enjoy the quiet equipment use, myself.
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Post by: Laura on September 14, 2012, 03:34:49 PM
It is currently over 100 degrees.  Anyone who thinks this is normal needs to have their head examined.  I cannot remember a hotter summer ever.

*Raises hand*
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 04:13:47 PM
Good Evening!

Well... It turns out my hotel is just two blocks from Boston's Chinatown...

I could actually just go from storefront to storefront, bakery to bakery over the next couple of days and satisfy my culinary needs... And probably for about $6-8 a day.

Hmmm...

::)
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 04:18:47 PM
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 04:24:17 PM
Scary doings in Austin today with the evacuation of UT. Are you being affected at all, Druxy?

No, we are in South Austin.

I'm wondering if some student wanted more time to turn in a paper...or wanted to avoid taking a test.

 ::)


Sounds like me. (In needing the extra time, that is.)
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 04:25:25 PM
It is currently over 100 degrees.  Anyone who thinks this is normal needs to have their head examined.  I cannot remember a hotter summer ever.
It's in the low to mid-70s here today, thanks to a much-needed rain.
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 04:26:31 PM
I spent a lovely couple of days up at the Grand Canyon. No condor sightings, but a nice trip nonetheless.

www.andthisiswhatisawtoday.blogspot.com

BEAUTIFUL!!!
Great photos. That looks like the caterpillars  that ate most of the parsley. Haven't seen them lately, but the parsley is coming back.
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 04:28:35 PM
From DR Jose:
Quote
Well... There is such a thing as "Kosher shrimp".

That won't help the taste, or a possible allergy reaction, and it won't make it vegetarian. ;)
Well, you could stuff it with faux shrimp-flavored tofu. I have bacon salt that's vegan, so I guess anything's possible.
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 14, 2012, 04:30:53 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TCB!!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 04:31:22 PM
And speaking of ice cream...

Laters...
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Post by: Laura on September 14, 2012, 04:37:31 PM
Post deleted.

I'm wondering if this post was about my needing to have my head examined before it was deleted.
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Post by: Laura on September 14, 2012, 04:38:32 PM
I spent a lovely couple of days up at the Grand Canyon. No condor sightings, but a nice trip nonetheless.

www.andthisiswhatisawtoday.blogspot.com

BEAUTIFUL!!!
Great photos. That looks like the caterpillars  that ate most of the parsley. Haven't seen them lately, but the parsley is coming back.

I'm sure your caterpillars are butterflies by now. They only are in the cat stage a couple of weeks. Glad your parsley is growing back.  (You had black swallowtail cats - my photos are monarchs.)

Here is a black swallowtail cat eating dill in a thrilling video called "Caterpillar Eating Dill."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3wBe_S5WPE&list=UUyEDnwYsHDnSTJXTnOI_LaQ&index=34&feature=plcp
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Post by: MBarnum on September 14, 2012, 04:47:57 PM
Today is my AA Birthday.  19  years!  I am going out drinking to lunch to celebrate.


Congrats, TCB!! I am extremely happy for you, my friend!
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Post by: MBarnum on September 14, 2012, 04:51:31 PM
Hmmm...actually, I find watching Caterpillar eating to be quite entertaining, so I enjoyed your video very much DR Laura.
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Post by: MBarnum on September 14, 2012, 04:54:58 PM
Finished watching the fantasy ghost movie JAL MAHAL, which turned out to have neither fantasy nor ghosts...it was did have a bit of mystery to it and a nifty ending, but it was not certainly not a horror film, or even a thriller.

The lead actress, Rekha, was quite pretty. She was a big star in the 70s and 80s.


(http://f0.pepst.com/c/9EC5A5/336512/ssc3/home/016/actress.filmography/rekha.jpg_480_480_0_64000_0_1_0.jpg)


30 some years later, she still looks great!



(http://www.hindilyrics.net/profiles/pics/rekha2.jpg)
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Post by: MBarnum on September 14, 2012, 05:00:00 PM
Just as my movie was getting exciting I received a phone call from my doctors office telling me that the blood test I had the other day revealed something "dangerously high" as well as an elevated PSA....don't know what either thing means, but they are needing me to see a specialist right soon, they said. Evidently the specialist's office will be calling me next week to make an appointment.

So, wasn't too happy to get this news at the beginning of my long weekend, although it is likely nothing to worry about.
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Post by: Laura on September 14, 2012, 05:00:35 PM
Oddly enough, my video entitled "A Walk Through the Indianapolis Airport" has over 1200 views. I have no idea who would search for something like that.
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Post by: MBarnum on September 14, 2012, 05:01:04 PM
In other news, on Sunday I am taking my grand-niece Taylor to see her  first Broadway (tour) musical...MEMPHIS. We are both looking very forward to it!
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Post by: Laura on September 14, 2012, 05:01:55 PM
"Kim the Cat Calls Her Kittens" has over 1500 views. Actually, I have had two very nice emails from people who have "lost" tiny kittens and they searched for a video of a mother cat for the audio. The kittens came out of hiding when they heard the mother calling.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on September 14, 2012, 05:14:05 PM
From DR Jose:
Quote
Well... There is such a thing as "Kosher shrimp".

That won't help the taste, or a possible allergy reaction, and it won't make it vegetarian. ;)


Probably Got Them From A Restaurant Called  "SHANG CHAI"
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Post by: Laura on September 14, 2012, 05:23:14 PM
I'm sorry for your bad phone call, MBarnum. I hope you can get in to see the specialist right away and that it turns out to not be serious.
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Post by: George on September 14, 2012, 05:27:32 PM
Just as my movie was getting exciting I received a phone call from my doctors office telling me that the blood test I had the other day revealed something "dangerously high" as well as an elevated PSA....don't know what either thing means, but they are needing me to see a specialist right soon, they said. Evidently the specialist's office will be calling me next week to make an appointment.

So, wasn't too happy to get this news at the beginning of my long weekend, although it is likely nothing to worry about.

~~~Vibes for DR MBarnum!!~~~
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 05:53:20 PM
I hate it when that happens.  I only enjoy the quiet equipment use, myself.

;D

After listening to it all afternoon, plus the stinky oven cleaner setting, I had to get out of here.  Our bedroom was cool and quiet and I finished reading "Lady Audley's Secret".
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 05:54:50 PM
tain't nobody's business if I do
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 05:55:08 PM
It's like an oven outside.
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 05:55:18 PM
Cooler inside, naturally.
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 05:55:56 PM
I guess I'm done for the day and will stay in for the evening rather than trek to the Gardenia - I've already seen this particular Marcovicci show.
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 06:01:15 PM
I guess all our GUESTS have had heat prostration. 
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 06:14:30 PM
From DR Jose:
Quote
Well... There is such a thing as "Kosher shrimp".

That won't help the taste, or a possible allergy reaction, and it won't make it vegetarian. ;)
Well, you could stuff it with faux shrimp-flavored tofu. I have bacon salt that's vegan, so I guess anything's possible.

I think I will pass thank you. ;D
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 06:16:28 PM
Just as my movie was getting exciting I received a phone call from my doctors office telling me that the blood test I had the other day revealed something "dangerously high" as well as an elevated PSA....don't know what either thing means, but they are needing me to see a specialist right soon, they said. Evidently the specialist's office will be calling me next week to make an appointment.

So, wasn't too happy to get this news at the beginning of my long weekend, although it is likely nothing to worry about.

PSA test results can be false positive so don't panic.  Also search on things not to do, and to do before taking the test.  You might read the list and decide to request a re-take.
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 06:18:15 PM
Oddly enough, my video entitled "A Walk Through the Indianapolis Airport" has over 1200 views. I have no idea who would search for something like that.

I just watched it again.  It is different-lol. 
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 06:18:43 PM
Just as my movie was getting exciting I received a phone call from my doctors office telling me that the blood test I had the other day revealed something "dangerously high" as well as an elevated PSA....don't know what either thing means, but they are needing me to see a specialist right soon, they said. Evidently the specialist's office will be calling me next week to make an appointment.

So, wasn't too happy to get this news at the beginning of my long weekend, although it is likely nothing to worry about.

~~~Vibes for DR MBarnum!!~~~
Mega vibes.
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 06:19:53 PM
From DR Jose:
Quote
Well... There is such a thing as "Kosher shrimp".

That won't help the taste, or a possible allergy reaction, and it won't make it vegetarian. ;)
Well, you could stuff it with faux shrimp-flavored tofu. I have bacon salt that's vegan, so I guess anything's possible.

I think I will pass thank you. ;D
Well, yes, you could use bass or probably any kind of fish you'd like. (And I'm a little snippy s--t tonight, too.  ;) )
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 06:19:58 PM
"Kim the Cat Calls Her Kittens" has over 1500 views. Actually, I have had two very nice emails from people who have "lost" tiny kittens and they searched for a video of a mother cat for the audio. The kittens came out of hiding when they heard the mother calling.

This is sweet.
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Post by: MBarnum on September 14, 2012, 06:20:46 PM
Thanks guys, I am not too worried about it, although I pry should do a little research on it.
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Post by: MBarnum on September 14, 2012, 06:21:40 PM
I am now settling  down to watch INSAAN AUR SHAITAN (Human of Devil; 1970). It looks to be a fun, B movie action picture.
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 06:23:06 PM
Lobster was cheaper than beef this week, so I cooked lobster for the first time tonight. It wasn't like a scene in "Annie Hall," but it wasn't the fun most I've ever had cooking. That said, the lobsters were wonderful. Somehow "The Glamorous Life" from "A Little Night Music" playing in the background, a bottle of finely aged fume' blanc and some coleslaw all made for a perfect meal. I was even nice enough to give the bird a bite. He wanted more. He only got the tiniest bit more.
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Post by: MBarnum on September 14, 2012, 06:23:44 PM
Wow, JohnG, beef must be expensive where you live.
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 06:24:20 PM
Thanks guys, I am not too worried about it, although I pry should do a little research on it.

Good!  I still suggest reading the to do & not to do list because the specialist might suggest a needless biopsy.
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Post by: Jennifer on September 14, 2012, 06:34:14 PM
TOD: I am ashamed to admit that while we were in the motel, we watched some reality show with Simon and Britney Spears judging singers. Other than that, we watched the Weather Channel, which has interesting stuff.

The X Factor. I actually enjoyed the new judges.
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Post by: Jennifer on September 14, 2012, 06:35:02 PM
I left my sister's house at 8:30pm it was not raining. I had to pick something up at the library. By the time i got there 10 minutes later it was pouring. And my umbrella flipped over and broke. That has never happened to me before. :(
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Post by: Jennifer on September 14, 2012, 06:37:31 PM
Vibes for DR MBarnum ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Jennifer on September 14, 2012, 06:38:50 PM
I am excited. Tomorrow a bunch of women authors are doing a big book signing at a bookstore near me. Two of the authors I read a lot. And I've heard lots about the books of another 2 or 3. Should be very interesting. Need to remember my camera.
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Post by: George on September 14, 2012, 06:42:24 PM
I am excited. Tomorrow a bunch of women authors are doing a big book signing at a bookstore near me. Two of the authors I read a lot. And I've heard lots about the books of another 2 or 3. Should be very interesting. Need to remember my camera.

...and money. ::)

;)
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 06:45:35 PM
Wow, JohnG, beef must be expensive where you live.
Nope, the lobsters are supercheap this year. $6 for a 2-pounder.
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Post by: Laura on September 14, 2012, 06:50:53 PM
I cooked a chicken breast and picked some basil from the backyard and made something I call Pesto Minus Pinenuts and added some bow-tie pasta.
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Post by: TCB on September 14, 2012, 06:59:09 PM
Today is my AA Birthday.  19  years!  I am going out drinking to lunch to celebrate.

Congratulations, TCB. Celebrate with some ice cream!

Great idea, Laura!
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 06:59:27 PM
I like the sounds of Pesto Minus Peanuts. Makes me think of Lucy and Linus somehow.  
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 06:59:30 PM
I left my sister's house at 8:30pm it was not raining. I had to pick something up at the library. By the time i got there 10 minutes later it was pouring. And my umbrella flipped over and broke. That has never happened to me before. :(

I've had that happen many a time when it was very windy.
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Post by: TCB on September 14, 2012, 06:59:42 PM
Thank you one and all for your good wishes.
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 06:59:58 PM
I am excited. Tomorrow a bunch of women authors are doing a big book signing at a bookstore near me. Two of the authors I read a lot. And I've heard lots about the books of another 2 or 3. Should be very interesting. Need to remember my camera.

Have a good time.
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 07:00:55 PM
Thank you one and all for your good wishes.

With the year you have had you deserve an extra congratulations for staying strong.
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Post by: George on September 14, 2012, 07:01:14 PM
Well, I must be off.  I'm going to meet some friends to try and get some rush tickets ($15 or $20 instead of $31) for The Americans
Across the Street
(http://www.harlequinproductions.org/seasonpages/12/the_americans_across_the_street.html).  It's supposed to be very good and a friend of mine is the lead.

Until later!
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Post by: Laura on September 14, 2012, 07:02:51 PM
There were no peanuts in my Pesto Minus Pinenuts, either. So I guess maybe it was Pesto Minus Pinenuts and Peanuts.
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Post by: TCB on September 14, 2012, 07:13:54 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TCB!!!


Cilla, how nice to see you posting!  Is everything okay?
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 07:16:10 PM
We just went for a walk around the house.  The workers hosed down the driveway before they left, Keith did the deck & now it is much nicer out there.
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Post by: TCB on September 14, 2012, 07:16:27 PM
Finished watching the fantasy ghost movie JAL MAHAL, which turned out to have neither fantasy nor ghosts...it was did have a bit of mystery to it and a nifty ending, but it was not certainly not a horror film, or even a thriller.

The lead actress, Rekha, was quite pretty. She was a big star in the 70s and 80s.


(http://f0.pepst.com/c/9EC5A5/336512/ssc3/home/016/actress.filmography/rekha.jpg_480_480_0_64000_0_1_0.jpg)


Too bad she had that big pimple on her nose!
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Post by: Jane on September 14, 2012, 07:20:54 PM
Finished watching the fantasy ghost movie JAL MAHAL, which turned out to have neither fantasy nor ghosts...it was did have a bit of mystery to it and a nifty ending, but it was not certainly not a horror film, or even a thriller.

The lead actress, Rekha, was quite pretty. She was a big star in the 70s and 80s.



30 some years later, she still looks great!


She does.
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 07:22:40 PM
Say what?
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 07:22:45 PM
What say?
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 07:23:04 PM
I began watching a motion picture and immediately went out like a light for forty minutes.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 14, 2012, 07:36:09 PM
I am back from dinner at El Quijote on West 23rd Street and NEW GIRL IN TOWN at the Irish Rep. my adopted son Joshie dd the orchestrations for the 5-piece band and the cast of 10 acqutted themselves quite marvelously. Margaret Robinson, who played Anna Christy, was a high school girl in Albany when she was in the production, recording, and videotaping of A TALE OF CINDERELLA that I orchestrated for the New York State theatre Institute. She has become a very fine actress. My friend Amber Stone, who was in the Goodspeed WHERE'S CHARLEY?, was a very funny whore. The production was really quite a delight.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 14, 2012, 07:36:55 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Good Vibes for our DR MBarnum! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 07:37:49 PM
Watching the second part of the "Anna Karenina" mini-series from PBS. Hate the script. It dumbs the novel down a little too much. Love the actors. That actually makes it all the more frustrating.
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 07:38:49 PM
I am back from dinner at El Quijote on West 23rd Street and NEW GIRL IN TOWN at the Irish Rep. my adopted son Joshie dd the orchestrations for the 5-piece band and the cast of 10 acqutted themselves quite marvelously. Margaret Robinson, who played Anna Christy, was a high school girl in Albany when she was in the production, recording, and videotaping of A TALE OF CINDERELLA that I orchestrated for the New York State theatre Institute. She has become a very fine actress. My friend Amber Stone, who was in the Goodspeed WHERE'S CHARLEY?, was a very funny whore. The production was really quite a delight.
And it worked well without "Ain't No Flies on Me"? That was one of my favorites in the original score.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 07:59:09 PM
Good Evening!

Well... I rode the T for the first time. :)
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Post by: Ginny on September 14, 2012, 07:59:34 PM
Vibes for DR MBarnum - I wish they'd waited until Monday morning to call you.  The waiting is awful.
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 08:00:19 PM
Let's see - I ate pasta papa at ten-thirty.  I didn't finish all of it, and I had nothing else - no bread, no salad.  Since then I've eaten a handful of pretzels and a thing of Flicks.  So, I think I'm well under 1000 calories so I should probably eat something else - what is the question and the question is what.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 08:00:42 PM
Although, since I ended up having two very generous scoops of ice cream at Toscanini's Ice Cream (http://www.tosci.com), I probably should have ridden my bike there and back.

...But I guess I'll ride it there and back tomorrow. ;) Just soooo many flavors to try!
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Post by: Ginny on September 14, 2012, 08:01:48 PM
DR Jose - I love Boston.  Haven't been there in a long time, but I've enjoyed every visit - at age 13 with my parents, in 1978 for a library conference, and in 1981 with my then-new husband Richard.  Have some fried clams for me!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 08:02:17 PM
~~~~~NON-ELEVATED VIBES FOR DR MBARNUM~~~~~
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Post by: Ginny on September 14, 2012, 08:02:30 PM
'night!
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 14, 2012, 08:04:50 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TCB!!!


Cilla, how nice to see you posting!  Is everything okay?

Thanks, TCB, everything is fine.  With the accident and recovering this summer I missed a lot of work.  when I don't work we make no money.  So the past few weeks we have been working about three times more than usual just to try to catch up.  It's really been nonstop. I'm very thankful that I have the business and the work to do, but it is tiring and I've just not been posting.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 08:06:23 PM
DR Jose - I love Boston.  Haven't been there in a long time, but I've enjoyed every visit - at age 13 with my parents, in 1978 for a library conference, and in 1981 with my then-new husband Richard.  Have some fried clams for me!

This is my first visit back since 1994!

When we lived in New London, CT, we would come up regularly to visit relatives here, usually just for a quick weekend. We would usually just hang out around Boston Common - especially a magic and novelty shop which I think is long gone.

Tomorrow, I plan to spend some more time in Cambridge, ride along the Charles River and through the MIT and Harvard campuses. Sunday I may be seeing my godparents - I haven't seen them since 1992 (1990?). And then Monday will be a museum day, I hope. And then it's off to Seattle Monday night.
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 14, 2012, 08:06:38 PM
This week was very productive but crazy.  I actually completely forgot to go to band and forgot to do several other things I promised to do. But I got a lot of work done.   I'll be working this weekend, but doing some other things too
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 08:08:22 PM
DR Cillaliz - I hope you're able to get caught up, and able to treat yourself to a little rest and relaxation.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 08:12:54 PM



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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 08:16:59 PM
DR Laura - Is it possible that you just made "Basil Chicken"? ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 14, 2012, 08:17:22 PM
And...

I believe the day has caught up with me.

Goodnight.
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Post by: Laura on September 14, 2012, 08:25:25 PM
That could be, Jose.
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 14, 2012, 08:49:09 PM
DR Cillaliz - I hope you're able to get caught up, and able to treat yourself to a little rest and relaxation.
Thanks. We're getting there.  Tomorrow there is a really cool outdoor sculpture walk.  I got my tiki cat on it a few years ago.  don't expect to buy anything this year, but one never knows.  The weather should be beautiful, so it will be nice
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 14, 2012, 08:53:36 PM
And on top of everything else, DR Jane has inspired me to start working on my landscaping. They are doing the drawings for a wall and now they may do a drain to get the water away from my house.   I guess they were in the yard yesterday looking around.  No wonder the cats were freaked out when I came home
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 10:03:47 PM
I ate some not particularly wonderful strawberries.  I had two tiny chicken tenders and a teeny-tiny thing of creamed spinach.  All good.
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Post by: John G. on September 14, 2012, 10:07:07 PM
Finished "Anna Karenina." A big mess, with great acting and an overly simplistic script. Now it's "Robin Hood" with Errol Flynn. Fun.
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Post by: bk on September 14, 2012, 11:59:42 PM
Welcome forty-seven GUESTS.  Nice of you to all come back after your hiatus.  Next hiatus perhaps the door won't be quite as open, if you get my meaning :)  Or, as Glenn Close so aptly said, "We will NOT be ignored."
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Post by: MBarnum on September 15, 2012, 12:13:52 AM
Good Evening!

Well... I rode the T for the first time. :)


so is that a euphemism?
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Post by: MBarnum on September 15, 2012, 12:27:25 AM
Back from the very first showing of Maitland and Murphy Productions short film THE EXIT.

Murphy (Tom) is my friend Marge's son and he is a budding film maker. He says that my years of exposing him to a wide variety of vintage motion pictures when he was a kid....EARTH VS THE SPIDER and FLOWER DRUM SONG are two of his favorite films...are what inspired him to become a film maker (I am so proud!). He and his production partner worked for a year on this film and it was great fun seeing it...even if I didn't understand it. Of course I have not understood any of their films...all very dark and artsy-ish. I asked them when they would be making a film where people didn't get murdered.  :D

Their last film won some awards at film festivals, so I am hoping this one will, as well. It is certainly very well made and the cast was excellent.

Actually, the film that they cast me in a few years ago didn't have any murders, now that I think about it. It did have Jesus in it, however...but I still didn't understand it. I might ad that I did get raves for my performance as "Conservative middle-aged man." It is on Youtube somewhere, but I have no recollection of what the title is.