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Title: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: bk on September 20, 2012, 12:06:18 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were quite Polish in tone, and now it is time for you to post until the Polish cows come home.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: bk on September 20, 2012, 12:07:19 AM
And the word of the day is: MARMOREAL!
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Post by: Ben on September 20, 2012, 01:48:35 AM
Morning all.

That is all.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 20, 2012, 02:03:03 AM
Good morning, all! After several sleepless turns over DEAREST ENEMY concerns, I decided that indeed Genug ist Genug and dragged myself out of bed at 4am. i'm on my first bit of coffee, and I've been through all of my Facebook birthday greetings. Around 7am, I will head down to Toyland, work there until noon and then come back here and wait for the delivery of my new air conditioner.

Thank you, DRs cillaliz and Danise for the birthday wishes! They are greatly appreciated. I'm only sorry that I missed them last night so I could have thanked you on the posts for Sept 19.

I hope I thanked everyone yesterday. Any omission was a grievous error on my part and only one more sign of my approaching senility. which some days is faster than I'd like.
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Post by: Ben on September 20, 2012, 02:19:08 AM
Morning Larry.

Oatmeal with cranberries, walnuts and cinnamon, and coffee.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 20, 2012, 03:33:50 AM
Morning Larry.

Oatmeal with cranberries, walnuts and cinnamon, and coffee.

Ben!

I guess I missed you. Sorry!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Michael on September 20, 2012, 04:15:46 AM
good morning to all.
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Post by: Michael on September 20, 2012, 04:16:29 AM
tod

i used to do water polo until my horse drowned.
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Post by: John G. on September 20, 2012, 05:07:55 AM
good morning, all.

Great answer, DR Mike

Thursday vibes for all.

Question for the group at large: Is Thursday night a big bar night where you live? It's the biggest pickup night of the week here, and the anointed bar of the moment being packed to the rafters. That said, I'm working on refinancing my mortgage tonight, not drining.
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Post by: John G. on September 20, 2012, 05:08:24 AM
TOD: Most fun is ballroom dancing.
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Post by: Druxy on September 20, 2012, 05:52:58 AM
TOD:

Yes, I have ridden horses many times.

I'm not adept at sports either.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 20, 2012, 05:59:34 AM
Greetings from Toyland!

Today I am pursuing materials for Rodgers & Hart's unique comic opera CHEE CHEE.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on September 20, 2012, 06:02:17 AM
And the word of the day is: MARMOREAL!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  HARD HEARTED HANNAH
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Kerry on September 20, 2012, 06:33:33 AM
I have ridden a horse.
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Post by: ChasSmith on September 20, 2012, 06:34:53 AM
Good late morning, all, with thanks and a tip of the hat to the cats for letting me sleep in a little bit.  House was quite cool upon awakening, so the heat is on for a little bit.  It is really classic Fall here these past couple of days.
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Post by: John G. on September 20, 2012, 06:39:34 AM
Greetings from Toyland!

Today I am pursuing materials for Rodgers & Hart's unique comic opera CHEE CHEE.
"Moon of My Delight" is such a pretty song.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: ChasSmith on September 20, 2012, 06:40:16 AM
TOD

I believe there is photographic evidence to the effect that I rode a horse or a pony a few times at children's zoos or some such during childhood.  I also rode a horse around someone's farm once in Central Florida when my high school chorus was on a field trip and we stayed overnight at people's houses.  And that, DRs, is that.  My entire history of horse riding.

Sports?  Does being able to walk and chew gum at the same time count?  Oh wait.  I don't chew gum.
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 20, 2012, 07:00:46 AM
We have a lot of "horse" people in my family....horse owners and riders.  I myself have ridden on occasion, but those animals are BIG!!!  We have owned a pony or two and my sister had a beautiful horse up until about two years ago.  Boarding gets to be very expensive.

I liked to play tennis and was FAIR at it, certainly I was no Guy Haines......
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Post by: Charles Pogue on September 20, 2012, 07:22:25 AM
TOD:

I had the usual pony rides as a kid.  And have ridden a horse a few times.  Can't say I have enjoyed it.  I always seemed to be coming down when the horse was going up and I thought I'd just spare the family jewels that jostling ordeal of constant impact.

Played some High School Football, mostly peer pressure and because I was very fast which is why they wanted me to play.  But I wasn't very good and never much liked it.  Also played in summer baseball leagues, but again wasn't particularly adept at it and didn't really enjoy it, though I like to watch the game.  Also did some high school track because of my speed, but was hardly dedicated.  I usually won my matches in fencing class at college, but not because I was good but I was the only left-hander in the class and that confused them.  The only one who could beat me was my regular partner.  My apathy to sports frustrated my high school coaches because I was a natural athlete in terms of physique, but had no competitive nature regarding them.  I liked solitary goals.  I was and still am an excellent swimmer.  In my youth, I could go and down a peg board a half dozen times, had great speed and agility, but no interest in confronting a fastball, couldn't catch a cold in Siberia let alone a forward pass, and dribble a basketball? Not this lad.  My idea of sport is a cut-throat game of scrabble.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 07:56:34 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm aleady having coffee and doughnuts.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 07:57:37 AM
And in a few hours, I shall be meeting DRs TCB and George for the first time! -And they may end up having doughnuts too.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Ginny on September 20, 2012, 08:00:03 AM
Thursday morning greetings!  It's another beautiful early autumn day here in SW Ohio.  Fr. Richard is off to the University of Dayton for a book discussion and I have 2 book-related meetings today.  This afternoon it's the Middfest Literature Committee and this evening my book group meets to discuss Ina Caro's Paris to the Past: Traveling through French History by Train.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 08:00:20 AM
Peet's Coffee!


Large latte with an add shot.

That's 4 (count 'em 4) shots of espresso.

My daily pick-me-up!
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Post by: Ginny on September 20, 2012, 08:00:54 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm aleady having coffee and doughnuts.

Coffee for me, but I had Cheerios, strawberries, and 1% milk with it.  I'd love a doughnut...
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 08:00:56 AM
And in a few hours, I shall be meeting DRs TCB and George for the first time! -And they may end up having doughnuts too.

Or, you can go out to the parking lot in George's car and "do" doughnuts!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 08:02:03 AM
Isn't "polo pony" backwards "ynop olop"?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:02:14 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

-I have never ridden a horse.

-I played little league baseball and was a truly horrible player. The number of fly balls I let drop to the ground instead of in my baseball glove is legendary. ;) -And, of course, the one fly ball I attempted to catch tipped the top of my glove and landed on my right eye. Ouch!

-Otherwise, I loved playing soccer.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 08:02:56 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

-I played little league baseball and was a truly horrible player. The number of fly balls I let drop to the ground instead of in my baseball glove is legendary. ;) -And, of course, the one fly ball I attempted to catch tipped the top of my glove and landed on my right eye. Ouch!


Did you manage to hang on to it?
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Post by: MBarnum on September 20, 2012, 08:06:04 AM
TOD:

I sat on a horse once, when I was 5 or 6 years old.


I wouldn't say that I was "good" at any sport. I did enjoy bowling, however.

During my school days I was always relieved when the focus was on track and field rather than team sports, since my team mates always seemed to take a dislike to me for not knowing how to play baseball, football, or whatever.

Oh, soccer was OK, also. Not as many rules to remember and it was fairly easy to not stick out like a sore thumb.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:06:28 AM
Peet's Coffee!


Large latte with an add shot.

That's 4 (count 'em 4) shots of espresso.

My daily pick-me-up!


In Starbucks lingo that would be a "dirty". One more shot and it would become "filthy".
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:07:40 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

-I played little league baseball and was a truly horrible player. The number of fly balls I let drop to the ground instead of in my baseball glove is legendary. ;) -And, of course, the one fly ball I attempted to catch tipped the top of my glove and landed on my right eye. Ouch!


Did you manage to hang on to it?

No.

But I did manage going to the ER with my patents. ::)
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 08:08:01 AM
Today is our Annual Silent Auction.

I donated some wonderful things this year, and I hope they bring us some cash.  Our proceeds go into our Holiday Party (i.e. Christmas, but we can't say that) Fund.

25% of our proceeds go to the Oakland Food Bank.  For each dollar we donate, an addtional $4 worth of food is provided.

Please don't let me buy anything.

This event used to be held with our Annual Bake Sale.  Somehow these events were separated out.

It was noticed the first time it happened that something big was missing.  Instead of re-adding the bake sale to the silent auction, they (the troublemakersdecision makers/powers-that-be took the opportunity to add a "chili cook-off", so we have three kinds of chili to sample at $6 a bowl.

Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 08:08:25 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

-I played little league baseball and was a truly horrible player. The number of fly balls I let drop to the ground instead of in my baseball glove is legendary. ;) -And, of course, the one fly ball I attempted to catch tipped the top of my glove and landed on my right eye. Ouch!


Did you manage to hang on to it?

No.

But I did manage going to the ER with my patents. ::)

As in "shoes"? 
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:08:27 AM
Two!

Count 'em, TWO PAGES!

PAGE TWO!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:09:38 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

-I played little league baseball and was a truly horrible player. The number of fly balls I let drop to the ground instead of in my baseball glove is legendary. ;) -And, of course, the one fly ball I attempted to catch tipped the top of my glove and landed on my right eye. Ouch!


Did you manage to hang on to it?

No.

But I did manage going to the ER with my patents. ::)

As in "shoes"? 

My team had quite the uniforms!

;)
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: TCB on September 20, 2012, 08:10:19 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

-I played little league baseball and was a truly horrible player. The number of fly balls I let drop to the ground instead of in my baseball glove is legendary. ;) -And, of course, the one fly ball I attempted to catch tipped the top of my glove and landed on my right eye. Ouch!


Did you manage to hang on to it?

No.

But I did manage going to the ER with my patents. ::)

Do you still get royalties off of your patents?
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 08:16:09 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

-I played little league baseball and was a truly horrible player. The number of fly balls I let drop to the ground instead of in my baseball glove is legendary. ;) -And, of course, the one fly ball I attempted to catch tipped the top of my glove and landed on my right eye. Ouch!


Did you manage to hang on to it?

No.

But I did manage going to the ER with my patents. ::)

As in "shoes"? 

My team had quite the uniforms!

;)

Out of pure evil curiousity, what (on earth) was your team's name?  And what were your colors?
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Matthew on September 20, 2012, 08:20:09 AM
I'm awake.  About ready to make some coffee.  And man, a doughnut sounds good this morning.
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Post by: TCB on September 20, 2012, 08:21:31 AM
Donuts??

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Post by: Ginny on September 20, 2012, 08:23:24 AM
TOD - My Mom's cousin, who was like an aunt to me, lived out in the country west of Indianapolis and had a horse named Trixie.  There was a home movie made of me riding Trixie with my Dad walking alongside and a few years ago my Mom had that transferred to video for me.  One of my absolute treasures...

As for sports, I never liked team sports, but spent quite a bit of time ice skating during my Detroit childhood.  When I was a college freshman, I took half a semester of figure skating as part of my phys ed requirement.  Learned just enough to appreciate watching it on TV.  I wish I had developed a fitness habit during my 5 years in Ann Arbor when lessons and facilities were "free." 
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:27:41 AM
DR Ron Pulliam -

Colors: Green & Yellow with White and Gold accents/trim.
Team Name: Fancies.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:28:05 AM
Eh... That's all I got.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:28:45 AM
And now I should make myself presentable for some DRs.

Laters...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:29:02 AM
Donuts??



Or Doughnuts.
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Post by: TCB on September 20, 2012, 08:29:52 AM
And now I should make myself presentable for some DRs.

Laters...

I am afraid that is a lost cause for me.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: John G. on September 20, 2012, 08:40:43 AM
And in a few hours, I shall be meeting DRs TCB and George for the first time! -And they may end up having doughnuts too.
Have fun and donuts for the rest of us.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: bk on September 20, 2012, 08:44:04 AM
I'm up, barely, and Juliana will be here in an hour and fifteen minutes.
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Post by: TCB on September 20, 2012, 08:47:38 AM
And in a few hours, I shall be meeting DRs TCB and George for the first time! -And they may end up having doughnuts too.
Have fun and donuts for the rest of us.

I will tell you the donuts are terrible, John, so you won't feel bad.
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Post by: ChasSmith on September 20, 2012, 08:52:30 AM
I made french press coffee this morning.  Delicious and satisfying.  I should do that more often.

Sadly, no doughnuts.  (Not donuts.  Doughnuts.)
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 08:54:59 AM
DR Ron Pulliam -

Colors: Green & Yellow with White and Gold accents/trim.
Team Name: Fancies.

LOL!  Apt, it seems!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 08:56:48 AM
Busy week just got BUSIER.  Package I worked on Monday through yesterday, and finally delivered to the County Administrator, now has to be recalled because "someone" (not me), decided to niggle over some wording that could have been adjusted two weeks ago.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 09:57:53 AM
Good Morning, once again!

Well, I believe I am presentable, and now I am just waiting the arrival of DRs George and TCB.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 09:59:17 AM
DR Ron Pulliam -

Colors: Green & Yellow with White and Gold accents/trim.
Team Name: Fancies.

LOL!  Apt, it seems!

I believe my team colors were Green and Gold/Yellow. However, I can't remember the name of the team. I do have a team picture in one of my photo albums, so I guess I could look it up eventually.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 20, 2012, 09:59:59 AM
I am home! Bring on the air conditioner.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 10:02:08 AM
And...

After getting the flight confirmations for my multi-stage return trip back east... Well... I'm thankful that the first day of rehearsal on Tuesday, October 2, doesn't really start until Noon. I'm pretty sure 10:00am that morning is going to feel quite "early" after flying back from Chicago to LGA, holding a last minute casting session in Chelsea and then flying back down to Dulles all in the span of 10 hours the day before.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 10:03:30 AM
I am home! Bring on the air conditioner.

Enjoy the coolness!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 10:05:04 AM
OK...

I need to make a phone call or two, so...

Laters...



*I shall be sure to give DR TCB and DR George a bug hug for/from everyone.

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 10:24:05 AM
OK...

I need to make a phone call or two, so...

Laters...



*I shall be sure to give DR TCB and DR George a bug hug for/from everyone.




A bug hug?   Make mine a praying mantis hug.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 10:24:30 AM
One for the money....
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 10:24:38 AM
Two for the show....
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 10:24:51 AM
Page Three is made ready....and away we GO!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 11:15:07 AM
Seriously....51 minutes since my last post...and no further participation?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 11:15:30 AM
Sigh!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 11:15:41 AM
So sad to be all alone in the world.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 11:15:54 AM
Not even any guests.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 11:16:26 AM
I wonder how the Jose/George/TCB meeting is going.
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Post by: John G. on September 20, 2012, 11:24:05 AM
Just been writing up a recipe for Junior's Egg Creams. Now it's all I can think about. Must go home and make. And drink. And make again.
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Post by: Matthew on September 20, 2012, 11:24:19 AM
I'm having Cloud issues.  As is, how the HELL do you get it to work?
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Post by: MBarnum on September 20, 2012, 11:37:55 AM
I am creating an itinerary for my Saturday visit with DR JoseSPiano...we will be eating our way through Portland, that is for sure!

Got some nifty restaurants and dessert places lined up for us. Yummm.

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Post by: MBarnum on September 20, 2012, 11:38:45 AM
Is that a Cloud backup thingy, DR Matthew?

I need to sign up for one of those next month, and I am hoping they are simple to use.  :-\
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 11:42:29 AM
Hey, JRand62!!!!

Don't miss "Pwoject Wunway" tonight.  Your guest judge will be the one and only...


(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/RonPulliam/Messing-Wunway_zpsb42b09f0.jpg)
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 20, 2012, 11:50:42 AM
OMG thanks for the warning DR RLP.
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 20, 2012, 11:51:03 AM
DR JOSE we will want photographic evidence of the gathering this evening.
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 20, 2012, 12:30:06 PM
Front page of the Banner Graphic

http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/1895987.html
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Post by: Laura on September 20, 2012, 01:03:46 PM
Busy day so far. First a long drive to check out the milkweed tree. Only when I got about two miles from it, the road was closed because of "road debris." Probably rocks in the road in the wash from the big rainstorm a few weeks ago.

Then over to my friend's house to get some caterpillars. She is running out of pipevine.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 20, 2012, 01:12:47 PM
Front page of the Banner Graphic

http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/1895987.html

Fantastic!
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 20, 2012, 01:15:28 PM
The AC men are here. I now have a new air conditioner with a remote  contol!

The circuit breaker was the problem. The old one might still be useable.
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 20, 2012, 02:00:57 PM
Remote Control Air Conditioning......the life of Riley!
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 20, 2012, 02:01:11 PM
Off to Performance #5 of SEE HOW THEY RUN.
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 20, 2012, 02:01:32 PM
I hope our audience tonight is a bit more lively than last night's audience was.
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Post by: MBarnum on September 20, 2012, 02:05:08 PM
Front page of the Banner Graphic

http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/1895987.html


Unbalanced, indeed!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on September 20, 2012, 02:19:11 PM
Good day one and all!!!

Vibes to one and all!!
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Post by: bk on September 20, 2012, 02:20:44 PM
Rehearsal went well.  Got the news that James McCloskey, who, for many many years taught and/or ran the LACC Theater Academy has passed away.  He was ninety-five, so what an incredible and very long life he had.  I did many shows with him, and wrote the musical version of The Comedy of Errors with him, and he was responsible always for letting me come back and do my new musicals there.  I saw him about two months ago, and he has always been very supportive of whatever I've done.  He went into the hospital for some surgery and passed away there.
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Post by: bk on September 20, 2012, 02:21:10 PM
Picked up one teeny-tiny package that contains one big movie - Lawrence of Arabia on Blu and Ray.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on September 20, 2012, 02:25:04 PM
TOD:

I have ridden a horse several times in the past and done a little barrel racing. I love horses and dogs. There are times I actually prefer animals to people as they do not judge a person.

I enjoy a good baseball or hockey game. I also enjoy soccer... Go ARsenal!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on September 20, 2012, 02:25:54 PM
Front page of the Banner Graphic

http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/1895987.html


Unbalanced, indeed!

Great picture

Quite unbalanced!

Break a leg Jack!
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Post by: Matthew on September 20, 2012, 03:15:16 PM
I'm off to Youth Choir rehearsal, and then to a performance of Legally Blonde which kicks off our final weekend.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 03:31:45 PM
Rehearsal went well.  Got the news that James McCloskey, who, for many many years taught and/or ran the LACC Theater Academy has passed away.  He was ninety-five, so what an incredible and very long life he had.  I did many shows with him, and wrote the musical version of The Comedy of Errors with him, and he was responsible always for letting me come back and do my new musicals there.  I saw him about two months ago, and he has always been very supportive of whatever I've done.  He went into the hospital for some surgery and passed away there.

Awww...yes, he had a good long life.  I'm sorry you've lost your friend, though.  I'm glad you have good memories of him.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 03:32:35 PM
Good Afternoon!

Well...

This happened... :)

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/199445_10151363522314505_497391862_n.jpg)

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 20, 2012, 03:33:21 PM
Front page of the Banner Graphic

http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/1895987.html


Unbalanced, indeed!


Wonder if Jack was once an acrobat!  Love Miss Skillon's argyles!

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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 03:33:29 PM
bk - So sorry to hear about the passing of your friend and colleague. It sounds like he had not only a long life, but led a very generous one too.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 03:34:18 PM



!!!!PAGE FOUR!!!!


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Post by: bk on September 20, 2012, 03:37:08 PM
Another rave for Follies: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/sound/sept2012.html
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: bk on September 20, 2012, 03:37:27 PM
Jose, I think you probably met him - he was at our opening night of Lost and Unsung.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: ChasSmith on September 20, 2012, 03:41:53 PM
Sorry to hear that news.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: ChasSmith on September 20, 2012, 03:42:09 PM
Great review!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 03:43:03 PM
So...

George and and TCB drove up to my hotel, I hopped in the car, and away we went up to the Snoqualmie Casino! Once we got to the casino we had lunch - Thank You Very Much, DR TCB! - and also took a little bit of time to do some gambling. *I actually came out ahead by $10. Of course, if I had actually decided to play roulette as soon as I walked up to the table, I probably would have come out ahead quite a bit more since my numbers came up three times in a row, but... well... yadda-yadda-yadda...

After we left the casino, we took a drive over to Snoqualmie Falls so that I could see, well... the Snoqualmie Falls. It was quite beautiful, and the view path is set up nicely so you could get a couple of different, well.. views. When I first stepped out, I thought it was raining, but soon realized I was feeling the mist coming up from the falls down below.

And then it was back in the car and back to downtown Seattle.

All in all, it was a great way to spend a couple of hours in Seattle. DR TCB was a very gracious host and tour guide, and DR George was a great chauffeur. -And the food at the casino buffet was actually pretty good too. Oh, and I left some doughnuts for both of them to share during the drive home and/or for a late night snack and/or breakfast tomorrow morning.

P.S.- I did not get the memo about the matching shirts. ::)
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: ChasSmith on September 20, 2012, 03:46:13 PM
I now have a new air conditioner with a remote  contol!

Now he'll never leave the house!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 03:46:27 PM
Oh...

And Monkey enjoyed the falls too...



(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s720x720/252481_10151363559209505_760785759_n.jpg)

Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: ChasSmith on September 20, 2012, 03:47:58 PM
Were those falls used in "Twin Peaks", or was that somewhere else around there?
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 03:51:21 PM
Were those falls used in "Twin Peaks", or was that somewhere else around there?

Yep, those were the "Twin Peaks" waterfall(s).
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: John G. on September 20, 2012, 04:00:33 PM
Sorry about your friend, BK.

Great photo, JRand.

Wonderful shot of Snoqualmie and the HHW'ers.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 04:06:16 PM
And now I'm trying to figure out what I want to do tonight, a.k.a. my last night in Seattle. There's actually a concert by the Seattle Symphony, so... Or I could just continue to walk around downtown and Capitol Hill... Or I could just take a nap... ;)
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: elmore3003 on September 20, 2012, 04:29:40 PM
Rehearsal went well.  Got the news that James McCloskey, who, for many many years taught and/or ran the LACC Theater Academy has passed away.  He was ninety-five, so what an incredible and very long life he had.  I did many shows with him, and wrote the musical version of The Comedy of Errors with him, and he was responsible always for letting me come back and do my new musicals there.  I saw him about two months ago, and he has always been very supportive of whatever I've done.  He went into the hospital for some surgery and passed away there.

That's very sad, BK!  I'm sorry.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: bk on September 20, 2012, 05:05:57 PM
Page four?
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: bk on September 20, 2012, 05:06:02 PM
Four pages?
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: bk on September 20, 2012, 05:06:13 PM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: bk on September 20, 2012, 05:06:51 PM
The two Outside The Box episodes are now fully cast, save for our ensemble and one lead, but the latter should be taken care of this evening.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: John G. on September 20, 2012, 05:14:50 PM
Here's an extended preview of "Les Miz."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwgQjfg0hZw&feature=youtube_gdata

Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 05:31:22 PM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?

They're all out polishing their tobacconists.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 05:31:31 PM
Or something like that.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 05:32:34 PM
As for myself, I think I'm going to take my bike out for a spin, and then try to find a place to get a light dinner. -I don't need another casino buffet tonight. ;)
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 05:32:47 PM
Oh...

Laters...
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: John G. on September 20, 2012, 05:43:45 PM
Page four?
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: John G. on September 20, 2012, 05:44:43 PM
A preview of the "Drood" revival with interviews of the cast and Rupert. So, Cillializ in particular, this one's for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNFgmG3MQBE&feature=youtube_gdata
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Jane on September 20, 2012, 05:48:47 PM
From DR Jose:
Quote
And in about 12-13 hours, I shall be meeting DRs TCB and George for the first time!

If we didn't have company arriving tonight I just might have been able to meet up with you.  Have fun!!!!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Jane on September 20, 2012, 05:54:31 PM
OK...

I need to make a phone call or two, so...

Laters...



*I shall be sure to give DR TCB and DR George a bug hug for/from everyone.



:)
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Jane on September 20, 2012, 05:56:45 PM
Good Afternoon!

Well...

This happened... :)


:) :) :)

DR's TCB & George did you intentionally coordinate your shirts ;)
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Jane on September 20, 2012, 05:57:18 PM
bk - So sorry to hear about the passing of your friend and colleague. It sounds like he had not only a long life, but led a very generous one too.

Ditto!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Jane on September 20, 2012, 05:58:59 PM
So...

George and and TCB drove up to my hotel, I hopped in the car, and away we went up to the Snoqualmie Casino! Once we got to the casino we had lunch - Thank You Very Much, DR TCB! - and also took a little bit of time to do some gambling. *I actually came out ahead by $10. Of course, if I had actually decided to play roulette as soon as I walked up to the table, I probably would have come out ahead quite a bit more since my numbers came up three times in a row, but... well... yadda-yadda-yadda...

After we left the casino, we took a drive over to Snoqualmie Falls so that I could see, well... the Snoqualmie Falls. It was quite beautiful, and the view path is set up nicely so you could get a couple of different, well.. views. When I first stepped out, I thought it was raining, but soon realized I was feeling the mist coming up from the falls down below.

And then it was back in the car and back to downtown Seattle.

All in all, it was a great way to spend a couple of hours in Seattle. DR TCB was a very gracious host and tour guide, and DR George was a great chauffeur. -And the food at the casino buffet was actually pretty good too. Oh, and I left some doughnuts for both of them to share during the drive home and/or for a late night snack and/or breakfast tomorrow morning.

P.S.- I did not get the memo about the matching shirts. ::)

It sounds like a great day!
LOL regarding the shirts.  At least you wore blue so you weren't completely out of the loop ;)
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Jane on September 20, 2012, 05:59:49 PM
I now have a new air conditioner with a remote  contol!

Now he'll never leave the house!

:)

I never heard of a remote control for air conditioning.  Don't lose it. :)
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Jane on September 20, 2012, 06:00:30 PM
Oh...

And Monkey enjoyed the falls too...


I've not been to the falls.  I really missed out.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: John G. on September 20, 2012, 06:05:17 PM
Tonight's viewing is "Citizen X," a serial killer drama with Stephen Rea and Donald Sutherland.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Jane on September 20, 2012, 06:20:21 PM
Just in case I'm busy with company tomorrow,

(http://rlv.zcache.com/happy_birthday_laura_monarch_butterfly_card-p137474972224512168enqcr_152.jpg)
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Jennifer on September 20, 2012, 06:29:52 PM
We are about 5 weeks behind on PROJECT RUNWAY.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Jennifer on September 20, 2012, 06:30:06 PM
Nice pic of DRs Jose, TCB and George!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Jennifer on September 20, 2012, 06:30:21 PM
Did anybody else enjoy last night's finale of BIG BROTHER?
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Jennifer on September 20, 2012, 06:31:54 PM
It looked like Monkey was about to fall into the waterfall!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: TCB on September 20, 2012, 06:56:06 PM
Another rave for Follies: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/sound/sept2012.html


Great review, Bruce!  Well deserved.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: ChasSmith on September 20, 2012, 06:56:21 PM
Nice pic of DRs Jose, TCB and George!

Yes, great pic.  Did you get any others?
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Laura on September 20, 2012, 07:09:22 PM
Thank you, Jane.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: John G. on September 20, 2012, 07:51:29 PM
Loved "Citizen X." Elmore, if you haven't seen it, Rea is really good.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Cillaliz on September 20, 2012, 08:04:02 PM
Front page of the Banner Graphic

http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/1895987.html

LOVE IT!!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:09:25 PM
OK...

I need to make a phone call or two, so...

Laters...



*I shall be sure to give DR TCB and DR George a bug hug for/from everyone.



a bug hug sounds creepy crawly!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Cillaliz on September 20, 2012, 08:10:01 PM
Thanks JohnG.  I did see that on the Roundabout Facebook page, but it's fun to see again.   I have a ticket and can't wait to see it
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:11:25 PM
Front page of the Banner Graphic

http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/1895987.html

NICE!!!  Continued broken leg vibes!!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Cillaliz on September 20, 2012, 08:11:40 PM
Happy Birthday Eve DR Laura!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Cillaliz on September 20, 2012, 08:12:34 PM
Looks like the mini get together today was a lot of fun. And sounds like DR Jose is having a fabulous vacation
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:12:43 PM
Good Evening!

And... I did end up going out for dinner. A couple of friends in NYC had recommended/strongly urged me to go to Sitka & Spruce (http://sitkaandspruce.com). It's one of those farm-to-table, locavore places which, frankly, I've been to enough of in NYC and other places, so... However, since I had been wanting to check out Melrose Market, I went ahead and biked over, checked out the menu, then eventually grabbed a seat along the wall of windows.

It was not only a truly delicious and simple meal, but it was also one of the most beautiful ones I've ever had. And having dinner while the sun set outside the windows truly added to the ambiance of the evening.

Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:13:24 PM
Good Afternoon!

Well...

This happened... :)

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/199445_10151363522314505_497391862_n.jpg)



What a nice picture of three of my favorite people!!!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:15:30 PM
Another rave for Follies: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/sound/sept2012.html

very nice
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:17:08 PM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?

I'm in Chicago
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:17:35 PM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?

Jose is in Seattle
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:17:58 PM
where is Danise?  Anybody hear from her?
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:20:50 PM
And here's what I had for dinner:

(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/548411_10151363939449505_1979997306_n.jpg)


"our sourdough baked at The Corson Building in Georgetown with soft butter"
"Puget Sound silver smelt with parsley & preserved lemon"
"air-dried ham, summer melons, fushimi & shishito peppers"
"gateau Basque with amaretto huckleberries & almonds"



Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Cillaliz on September 20, 2012, 08:22:03 PM
Saturday is opening night of the Sioux City Symphony.  I'm looking forward to it.  I love Pictures at an Exhibition


http://siouxcityjournal.com/weekender/music/featured-artist-jokes-about-being-a-kindergarten-dropout/article_86938354-236d-57cf-87eb-63e9ec92ebba.html (http://siouxcityjournal.com/weekender/music/featured-artist-jokes-about-being-a-kindergarten-dropout/article_86938354-236d-57cf-87eb-63e9ec92ebba.html)



September 22,2012
 
Opening Night
 
Leon Fleisher, piano
 
 
Liebermann:  Revelry for Orchestra, Op. 47
 
Ravel:  Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major
 
Borodin:  In the Steppes of Central Asia
 
Mussorgsky/ Ravel:  Pictures at an Exhibition
 
Pre-concert talk with Music Director, Ryan Haskins at 6:45 p.m.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:23:12 PM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?

I'm in Chicago

DR vixmom - How's the weather in Chicago today? I hope you had an unevenful flight in. -And out tomorrow.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:24:08 PM
Saturday is opening night of the Sioux City Symphony.  I'm looking forward to it.  I love Pictures at an Exhibition


http://siouxcityjournal.com/weekender/music/featured-artist-jokes-about-being-a-kindergarten-dropout/article_86938354-236d-57cf-87eb-63e9ec92ebba.html (http://siouxcityjournal.com/weekender/music/featured-artist-jokes-about-being-a-kindergarten-dropout/article_86938354-236d-57cf-87eb-63e9ec92ebba.html)



September 22,2012
 
Opening Night
 
Leon Fleisher, piano
 
 
Liebermann:  Revelry for Orchestra, Op. 47
 
Ravel:  Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major
 
Borodin:  In the Steppes of Central Asia
 
Mussorgsky/ Ravel:  Pictures at an Exhibition
 
Pre-concert talk with Music Director, Ryan Haskins at 6:45 p.m.


That's a great program! And Leon Fleisher too!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:25:30 PM
Here's an extended preview of "Les Miz."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwgQjfg0hZw&feature=youtube_gdata




thank you!  The Vixter and I are waiting for this  with great anticipation----

 we saw this show  last time it was on Broadway and  dear Jose using  kindly arranged for one of his friends to take  us backstage after the show

Vixter was allowed to walk on stage  and she was thrilled

Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Cillaliz on September 20, 2012, 08:25:33 PM
BTW, DR JOSE - Under the Streetlamp will be here in October.  Didn't you say you knew some of the people in the show?
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Cillaliz on September 20, 2012, 08:26:31 PM
Saturday is opening night of the Sioux City Symphony.  I'm looking forward to it.  I love Pictures at an Exhibition


http://siouxcityjournal.com/weekender/music/featured-artist-jokes-about-being-a-kindergarten-dropout/article_86938354-236d-57cf-87eb-63e9ec92ebba.html (http://siouxcityjournal.com/weekender/music/featured-artist-jokes-about-being-a-kindergarten-dropout/article_86938354-236d-57cf-87eb-63e9ec92ebba.html)



September 22,2012
 
Opening Night
 
Leon Fleisher, piano
 
 
Liebermann:  Revelry for Orchestra, Op. 47
 
Ravel:  Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major
 
Borodin:  In the Steppes of Central Asia
 
Mussorgsky/ Ravel:  Pictures at an Exhibition
 
Pre-concert talk with Music Director, Ryan Haskins at 6:45 p.m.


That's a great program! And Leon Fleisher too!

Yes, I'm very excited. 
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Cillaliz on September 20, 2012, 08:27:37 PM
i didn't get season tickets to the symphony this year because I had so many conflicts when I had them and missed concerts.  It's never sold out, so I decided to just get tickets for each concert.  It's a little more, but won't be if I miss one or two
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:27:57 PM
BTW, DR JOSE - Under the Streetlamp will be here in October.  Didn't you say you knew some of the people in the show?

Yep. Michael Ingersoll. We go back to his SETC days.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:29:26 PM
Looks like the mini get together today was a lot of fun. And sounds like DR Jose is having a fabulous vacation

It really was a great day, and I am having a great vacation.

...Of course, right now, I'm sitting in my hotel room surfing the web, posting on and watching TV. ::)
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Cillaliz on September 20, 2012, 08:29:26 PM
Wednesday night we started band.  My shoulder was pretty sore, but not as bad as a couple weeks earlier, so I'm glad about that.  It was so good to be back playing again.  I'm going to miss the Christmas concert this year, but I'm ok with that.   I'll be there for fall and both of our spring concerts.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Cillaliz on September 20, 2012, 08:30:35 PM
Looks like the mini get together today was a lot of fun. And sounds like DR Jose is having a fabulous vacation

It really was a great day, and I am having a great vacation.

...Of course, right now, I'm sitting in my hotel room surfing the web, posting on and watching TV. ::)

Well, you need a little down time...
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Cillaliz on September 20, 2012, 08:31:36 PM
I'm very tired.  I am supposed to be writing a brief, but I'm just too tired to do it.  It's got to be mailed to the court by Monday, so there's plenty of time. 
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Cillaliz on September 20, 2012, 08:31:50 PM
Think I'll just get some sleep..  Night all...
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:33:08 PM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?

I'm in Chicago

DR vixmom - How's the weather in Chicago today? I hope you had an unevenful flight in. -And out tomorrow.

The flight in was lovely -  we had firts class seats -- while the huddled masses in steerage paid for stale  whatever we had  quiche lorraine, broiled tomatoes, grilled asparagus, fresh baked muffins ( I actually passedon the muffins I waas too full from the other stuff) and fresh squeezed oj   -  bloody marys were an option  but I did not partake


Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:33:30 PM
This is where we had dinner

http://www.andiesres.com/
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:34:39 PM
for appetizer we had
 Combination Dip Sample
All four. hummus, harressa, Baba ganoush and patata. with fresh baked pita
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:35:03 PM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?

I'm in Chicago

DR vixmom - How's the weather in Chicago today? I hope you had an unevenful flight in. -And out tomorrow.

The flight in was lovely -  we had firts class seats -- while the huddled masses in steerage paid for stale  whatever we had  quiche lorraine, broiled tomatoes, grilled asparagus, fresh baked muffins ( I actually passedon the muffins I waas too full from the other stuff) and fresh squeezed oj   -  bloody marys were an option  but I did not partake




First Class?!?! That always helps!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:35:59 PM
This is where we had dinner

http://www.andiesres.com/

Did you go to the location in Lakeview or (M)Andersonville? -And I'll be in Chicago a week from tonight. Too bad our paths won't cross.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:37:44 PM
my dinner was an off menu special gorgonzola ribeye served with  slice purple cauliflower, eggplant, peppers etc and a side oc couscous with dates and a wonderful mango sauce --- delicious!!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:38:58 PM
This is where we had dinner

http://www.andiesres.com/

Did you go to the location in Lakeview or (M)Andersonville? -And I'll be in Chicago a week from tonight. Too bad our paths won't cross.

the Andersonville location --- we  found it by accident we wanated to go to anItalian restaurant that was just avcross the stret but it was not open  yet  sowhile we wand3rd around we saw thisplace and decided to give it a try -- I am so glad we did
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: MBarnum on September 20, 2012, 08:39:05 PM
Did anybody else enjoy last night's finale of BIG BROTHER?

It was awesome! I couldn't have been happier with the outcome!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:41:18 PM
Looks like the mini get together today was a lot of fun. And sounds like DR Jose is having a fabulous vacation

It really was a great day, and I am having a great vacation.

...Of course, right now, I'm sitting in my hotel room surfing the web, posting on and watching TV. ::)


me too!!


Fantastic room at the holiday in   walked in a found a wet bar, microwave,, fridge  free wifi, desk and queen bed -  i opened the door to what I assumed to be the bath and found  a bedroom with another queen bed and then a large bath off of that


I may never go home
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:42:04 PM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?

I'm in Chicago

DR vixmom - How's the weather in Chicago today? I hope you had an unevenful flight in. -And out tomorrow.

The flight in was lovely -  we had firts class seats -- while the huddled masses in steerage paid for stale  whatever we had  quiche lorraine, broiled tomatoes, grilled asparagus, fresh baked muffins ( I actually passedon the muffins I waas too full from the other stuff) and fresh squeezed oj   -  bloody marys were an option  but I did not partake




First Class?!?! That always helps!

unfortunaltey on the flight back I am insteerage ....  wonder if I can sweet talk my way int o an upgrade....
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:43:01 PM
and I had better get me to bed   meeting the boss at 7 for breakfast  we have an 8 am presentation  good night all
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:43:18 PM
Laura  I probably wontolbe able to post tomorrwo so HAPPY Borthdy!!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Laura on September 20, 2012, 08:43:22 PM
Glad you are having a good time so far in Chicago. We went many many times to Chicago (in-laws lived there) but never got to see anything.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:43:35 PM
also HaPPY bIRTHDAY!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:45:34 PM
Glad you are having a good time so far in Chicago. We went many many times to Chicago (in-laws lived there) but never got to see anything.

 I only saw the inside of a training room  at a company where we gave  presenttion and willbe doing the same  again tomorrow  but we did have a lovely dinner  ---


maybe I cancome out here with Vixdad for a long weekend sometime - Jose can tell us where to stay andgo
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Laura on September 20, 2012, 08:45:42 PM
Hey, it is still before 9 p.m. AZ time. Don't age me prematurely.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: vixmom on September 20, 2012, 08:45:51 PM
well better get to bed   good night all!
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: Laura on September 20, 2012, 08:46:40 PM
Night, Vixmom! Sleep well in your suite.
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 08:47:12 PM
This is where we had dinner

http://www.andiesres.com/

Did you go to the location in Lakeview or (M)Andersonville? -And I'll be in Chicago a week from tonight. Too bad our paths won't cross.

the Andersonville location --- we  found it by accident we wanated to go to anItalian restaurant that was just avcross the stret but it was not open  yet  sowhile we wand3rd around we saw thisplace and decided to give it a try -- I am so glad we did

I love Andersonville!

If you have time for breakfast in the morning, be sure to go to m. henry (http://www.mhenry.net). Great coffee and the breakfast bread pudding is a great way to start the day.

*And if you only have time for coffee, go to The Coffee Studio (http://www.thecoffeestudio.com).

Now, if you're not staying near Andersonville, well.. If there's a branch of Hannah's Bretzel (http://hannahsbretzel.com) near you...
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Post by: ChasSmith on September 20, 2012, 08:53:57 PM
Good Afternoon!

Well...

This happened... :)

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/199445_10151363522314505_497391862_n.jpg)



What a nice picture of three of my favorite people!!!

PARTY ANIMALS!
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Post by: John G. on September 20, 2012, 09:05:38 PM
Got lazy and watched another movie tonight, the latest TV version of "Mansfield Park." It's like a short-hand version and the camera can't focus anywhere but on Fanny's breasts. I guess it's quite satisfactory without being anything special.
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Post by: John G. on September 20, 2012, 09:05:48 PM
Night, all.
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Post by: John G. on September 20, 2012, 09:06:00 PM
Page SEVEN!
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Post by: Laura on September 20, 2012, 09:34:09 PM
Thanks for the photo of the get-together. I love it that we get together when we have the chance.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on September 20, 2012, 09:34:45 PM
Good Afternoon!

Well...

This happened... :)

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/199445_10151363522314505_497391862_n.jpg)



Nice picture of you lovely gentlemen!
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Post by: FJL on September 20, 2012, 09:47:58 PM
The get-together seems like it must have been fun
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Post by: Jane on September 20, 2012, 10:17:00 PM
Wednesday night we started band.  My shoulder was pretty sore, but not as bad as a couple weeks earlier, so I'm glad about that.  It was so good to be back playing again.  I'm going to miss the Christmas concert this year, but I'm ok with that.   I'll be there for fall and both of our spring concerts.

:)
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Post by: Jane on September 20, 2012, 10:17:45 PM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?

I'm in Chicago

DR vixmom - How's the weather in Chicago today? I hope you had an unevenful flight in. -And out tomorrow.

The flight in was lovely -  we had firts class seats -- while the huddled masses in steerage paid for stale  whatever we had  quiche lorraine, broiled tomatoes, grilled asparagus, fresh baked muffins ( I actually passedon the muffins I waas too full from the other stuff) and fresh squeezed oj   -  bloody marys were an option  but I did not partake


First class, NICE!
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Post by: Jane on September 20, 2012, 10:18:57 PM
Looks like the mini get together today was a lot of fun. And sounds like DR Jose is having a fabulous vacation

It really was a great day, and I am having a great vacation.

...Of course, right now, I'm sitting in my hotel room surfing the web, posting on and watching TV. ::)


me too!!


Fantastic room at the holiday in   walked in a found a wet bar, microwave,, fridge  free wifi, desk and queen bed -  i opened the door to what I assumed to be the bath and found  a bedroom with another queen bed and then a large bath off of that


I may never go home

I'm impressed and please the trip has been done in style for you.
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Post by: Jane on September 20, 2012, 10:20:32 PM
Our company should arrive soon, at least we hope they arrive before we fall asleep.

'night
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Post by: bk on September 20, 2012, 11:23:21 PM
Back from The Master.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 11:43:20 PM
And...

I just finished (re-)packing my luggage. Alas, I discovered that the one thing I bought in Boston - a t-shirt - may still be in Boston. :( Of course, now I'm trying to think if there's anything else I may have left behind. I just sent an email to the hotel, and I'll call in the morning. Maybe it got turned in by housekeeping.
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Post by: George on September 20, 2012, 11:51:14 PM
And in a few hours, I shall be meeting DRs TCB and George for the first time! -And they may end up having doughnuts too.

We did!  I had one (so far) and it was quite delish!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 20, 2012, 11:51:50 PM
And...

I need to get some sleep.

Goodnight.
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Post by: George on September 20, 2012, 11:54:01 PM
I've been home since about 5:00 or 5:30.  And I actually took a nap for a couple of hours!  I forgot my sunglasses and although it wasn't glaring/blinding bright, I haven't driven without them in quite a while.  I think that's what made me somewhat tired.
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Post by: George on September 20, 2012, 11:54:23 PM
And...

I need to get some sleep.

Goodnight.

Goodnight, Jose...it was fun!
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Post by: George on September 20, 2012, 11:57:44 PM
I am creating an itinerary for my Saturday visit with DR JoseSPiano...we will be eating our way through Portland, that is for sure!

Got some nifty restaurants and dessert places lined up for us. Yummm.

TCB and I talked about that and wondered what their adventurous palates would experience that neither TCB nor I would even dare try. :-X
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Post by: George on September 20, 2012, 11:58:27 PM
Front page of the Banner Graphic

http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/1895987.html

That's a great picture, Jack!  Congrats!
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Post by: George on September 20, 2012, 11:58:50 PM
The AC men are here. I now have a new air conditioner with a remote  contol!

The circuit breaker was the problem. The old one might still be useable.

Great news, Larry.  Does that mean that you'll keep both air conditioners?
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Post by: George on September 20, 2012, 11:59:41 PM
Rehearsal went well.  Got the news that James McCloskey, who, for many many years taught and/or ran the LACC Theater Academy has passed away.  He was ninety-five, so what an incredible and very long life he had.  I did many shows with him, and wrote the musical version of The Comedy of Errors with him, and he was responsible always for letting me come back and do my new musicals there.  I saw him about two months ago, and he has always been very supportive of whatever I've done.  He went into the hospital for some surgery and passed away there.

My condolences, BK, to you and his family and all of his students.
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Post by: George on September 21, 2012, 12:01:50 AM
So...

George and and TCB drove up to my hotel, I hopped in the car, and away we went up to the Snoqualmie Casino! Once we got to the casino we had lunch - Thank You Very Much, DR TCB! - and also took a little bit of time to do some gambling. *I actually came out ahead by $10. Of course, if I had actually decided to play roulette as soon as I walked up to the table, I probably would have come out ahead quite a bit more since my numbers came up three times in a row, but... well... yadda-yadda-yadda...

After we left the casino, we took a drive over to Snoqualmie Falls so that I could see, well... the Snoqualmie Falls. It was quite beautiful, and the view path is set up nicely so you could get a couple of different, well.. views. When I first stepped out, I thought it was raining, but soon realized I was feeling the mist coming up from the falls down below.

And then it was back in the car and back to downtown Seattle.

All in all, it was a great way to spend a couple of hours in Seattle. DR TCB was a very gracious host and tour guide, and DR George was a great chauffeur. -And the food at the casino buffet was actually pretty good too. Oh, and I left some doughnuts for both of them to share during the drive home and/or for a late night snack and/or breakfast tomorrow morning.

P.S.- I did not get the memo about the matching shirts. ::)

That was our day and it was quite delightful.  The traffic was not much of a problem, at all.  The view of the falls was quite beautiful, even with the construction going on.  Here's a picture of the falls where you can see the rocky sides and a bit of the construction:

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff302/HHWgroup/05-SnoqualmieFalls_zps44983b82.jpg)
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Post by: George on September 21, 2012, 12:02:19 AM
Good Afternoon!

Well...

This happened... :)


:) :) :)

DR's TCB & George did you intentionally coordinate your shirts ;)

Not at all...but what's really funny is that I actually have that same shirt and almost wore it!  I actually looked at that and the shirt that I finally chose and just decided to go with this other. :D
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Post by: George on September 21, 2012, 12:03:34 AM
Here's a picture from the other side of the casino driveway...we're backlit for a more dramatic effect:

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff302/HHWgroup/03-GeorgeTCBandJoseatSnoqualmieCasino_zps49d826c1.jpg)
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Post by: George on September 21, 2012, 12:04:24 AM
From DR Jose:
Quote
And in about 12-13 hours, I shall be meeting DRs TCB and George for the first time!

If we didn't have company arriving tonight I just might have been able to meet up with you.  Have fun!!!!

Jane, maybe you can meet up with Jose and MBarnum when they get together in Portland.
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Post by: George on September 21, 2012, 12:04:46 AM
Nice pic of DRs Jose, TCB and George!

Thanks, Jennifer!
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Post by: George on September 21, 2012, 12:04:54 AM
Another rave for Follies: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/sound/sept2012.html


Great review, Bruce!  Well deserved.

Ditto and Ditto!!
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Post by: George on September 21, 2012, 12:06:06 AM
Nice pic of DRs Jose, TCB and George!

Yes, great pic.  Did you get any others?

Why, yes I did!  I didn't get a picture of the casino carpet (Jose, did you?), but I did take a picture of the light fixtures above the driveway.  I think that they're really nice:

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff302/HHWgroup/02-LightsOvertheCasinoValetParking_zpsa853b647.jpg)
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Post by: George on September 21, 2012, 12:07:10 AM
Here's one other picture of the falls...just because:

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff302/HHWgroup/04-SnoqualmieFalls_zpsac79d5d0.jpg)
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Post by: George on September 21, 2012, 12:08:01 AM
Good Afternoon!

Well...

This happened... :)

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/199445_10151363522314505_497391862_n.jpg)



What a nice picture of three of my favorite people!!!

 :-*
Title: Re: THE POLISH TOBACCONIST
Post by: George on September 21, 2012, 12:08:49 AM
Here's a picture of Jose preparing to take one of his pictures of Monkey:

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff302/HHWgroup/06-PhotographerandMonkey_zpse79332e3.jpg)
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Post by: George on September 21, 2012, 12:10:44 AM
And my final picture is of Jose actually taking a picture of Monkey:

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff302/HHWgroup/07-MakingofMonkeyMagic_zpseeb95342.jpg)

I call this "Making of Monkey Magic."

:D
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Post by: George on September 21, 2012, 12:11:14 AM
And since we're so close...
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Post by: George on September 21, 2012, 12:11:41 AM
PAGE EIGHT DANCE!!