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Title: LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: bk on December 15, 2005, 12:05:52 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were nauseating, the notes were dry heaving, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're just down the street eating some Mexican food.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: bk on December 15, 2005, 12:07:13 AM
And the word of the day is: PELICAN!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: George on December 15, 2005, 12:15:16 AM
~~~
MOST EXCELLENT VIBES AND XYLOPHONES
FOR BK'S DELICATE CONDITION!!
~~~
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: bk on December 15, 2005, 12:17:59 AM
I have no idea who KarenL is, but let's send her a haineshisway.com birthday wish anyway.  
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: George on December 15, 2005, 12:19:01 AM
I consider myself very fortunate to never have had any kind of food poisoning.  I think either my sister or my mom did, but I haven't...at least, not yet. :P
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: bk on December 15, 2005, 12:19:01 AM
Not sure what the best course of action here is.  I don't know if I should lie down and try to sleep or if I should watch a movie or just keep my head over the toilet all night.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: George on December 15, 2005, 12:21:27 AM
Can you bring a TV into your bathroom and watch it with your head near the toilet, just in case?
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: George on December 15, 2005, 12:23:29 AM
And Happy Birthday to Karen L.! :)
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: bk on December 15, 2005, 12:27:55 AM
Can you bring a TV into your bathroom and watch it with your head near the toilet, just in case?

It may come to that.

PELICAN, baby, PELICAN!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: George on December 15, 2005, 12:32:10 AM
I'm off to sleep now.  I didn't get much sleep last night at all.  

And good luck, BK.  Hopefully you'll feel better soon and you won't have to cancel your rehearsal.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: elmore3003 on December 15, 2005, 04:59:21 AM
Good morning, all!  I had a wonderful time at the Chorus concert.  Carnegie Hall looked beautiful, the concert was quite nostalgic and wonderful, with lots of good soloists, the audience was having a great time, and the party after was a lot of fun.  I got to bed around 1:15 and I'm dragging a very tired butt around this morning think I may need No-Doz as well as several cups of coffee.

Elaine Stritch was absolutely amazing, and she sang the hell out of "I'm Still Here."  The audience adored her.  She sang the Adler-Ross "Heart" with the Chous, standing in the middle of the 203 members, and then she finished her set with the Chorus doing "We Need a Little Christmas," which brought down the house when she sang "I've grown a little leaner" and the Chorus sang back to her "Got a little older."  She's a handful, but a great sport. And I think she had a good time playing with the group and the audience.

Then the Chorus did my arrangement of "I Wanna Be a Rockette," and 20 former Rockettes danced out. The number was staged by Ann Cooley, a lovely choreographer who's currently a Rockette in the Christmas Spectacular, and the house went crazy,    

The party afterwards was too crowded, but I saw lots of friends, a few former Chorus members including a friend of mine and td, John de Palma, and I got to meet a few of the new Chorus members, most of whom are young enough to be grandchildren.

DRBen, safe travel over the holidays.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Michael on December 15, 2005, 04:59:57 AM
TOD
Once when I was a youngster from spoilt milk. Does that count?
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Michael on December 15, 2005, 05:01:49 AM
And talking of John DePalms he has a wonderful CD out there.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: elmore3003 on December 15, 2005, 05:30:47 AM
I was so wrapped up in the Chorus concert, I forgot the TOD.  I think I wrote about food poisoning and throwing up on Broadway and 80th Street on a Sunday morning around 10 am as one of my more embarassing experiences, so I won't mention it again.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Ginny on December 15, 2005, 06:11:26 AM
Snowy Thursday greetings!  I got 1 mile into my 25-mile commute and, approaching a major hill, saw cars and pick-up trucks crossways in the road.  Turned around, barely made it back up our driveway, and called work to say I would not be in today.  So, here I am with a pre-Christmas putzing day, which I really need.

TOD - The last day of our honeymoon, I ate sausage gravy for breakfast and came home via the Middletown Hospital emergency room.  Haven't eaten sausage gravy since.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 06:40:45 AM
~~~SETTLED TUMMY VIBES~~~

for BK
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 06:41:45 AM
DR Elmore, your evening sounds absolutely fantastic.

I am glad that you had awell deserved eveng of fun after all the hard work you have been doing!!


Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 06:42:04 AM
TOD:

I don't want to discuss it
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 06:44:11 AM
I am so far behind in my Christmas stuff I don't know what to do!  Tree still in the garage, cards stillnot finished presents still not purchased, the ones that have been ourchased aren't wrapped and I am having family and friends to my house for Christmas Day... what was I thinking?!!


Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 06:44:54 AM
I think I need a day off to catch up




is that a cold I feel?  Sore throat?

May need to call in sick to head that baby off at the pass......
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 06:48:25 AM
Pelican getting ready for his closeup
















Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 06:50:37 AM
Pelican shopping for Christmas dinner















Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 06:54:41 AM
Purty pelican













Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 15, 2005, 07:03:16 AM
I am so far behind in my Christmas stuff I don't know what to do!  Tree still in the garage, cards stillnot finished presents still not purchased, the ones that have been ourchased aren't wrapped and I am having family and friends to my house for Christmas Day... what was I thinking?!!


You and I are right on schedule!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 15, 2005, 07:04:23 AM
WOTD:
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 07:07:46 AM
PELICAN
(Lyrics: Marty Garner)

I matched the jackpot 6, and gave every dime away.
All I need is my aquarium.
I'd really like to live in there.
If they'd let me color outside the lines,
I think I could do it.
All it takes is some concentration.

The fish are bored so I go outdoors.
Thumb tacks lie in the grass.
So my thumbs attack all that is left
Of this mess.
Jesus the cat is chasing butterflies.
I look inside.

Now I'm flying on a pelican.
Am I him, or is he me?
This pelican, over the sea.
The waves move by in the breeze
And I'm flying on a pelican.

"Garlic toast or dinner roll?"
The words she said have never left my head.
Some say she's just a waitress.
But I could see the look in her eye.
I'll need a few more minutes, please.
I must cherish this time.

I'll fold up this paper coaster,
And take it home, where I'll sit alone.
I'll place it by my tank.
She touched it, you know.
Now all of the colors begin to swim.
The fish are happy again.

Now I'm flying on a pelican.
Am I him, or is he me?
This pelican, over the sea.
Diving for fish. I got my wish.
With a pelican.

Solo.

Every day is much the same.
Now that the waitress moved away, who's to say
If my fish will swim this way.
They just don't seem the same.
And I haven't seen Jesus around.
I thought he was my friend.

I need the pelican.

Garlic toast or dinner roll?
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on December 15, 2005, 07:08:29 AM
Wow so many pelicans, and yesterday I hadn't seen one for months!

Happy Birthday to KarenL.

Good vibes to Mr BK.  Oh my!

TOD:

Twice....once from a salad bar, and once from something on a delivery pizza...whew!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 07:09:40 AM
You and I are right on schedule!

Maybe I can get all dressed up and get to my guests' house about an hour before they are due to arrive at mine and pretend they invited ME over!!



Think it would work?
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on December 15, 2005, 07:10:56 AM
DR ELMORE sounds like the concert was a great success and a good time was had by ALL!!!  Maybe there will be pics somewhere on the NET.

There was a plan to sell Pelican meat - to be called Pel- I' -Can.  That didn't work....but it's a start.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on December 15, 2005, 07:11:19 AM
DR GINNY it's all rain here, but snow predicted for later for us and MORE for you.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Ginny on December 15, 2005, 07:31:29 AM
DR GINNY it's all rain here, but snow predicted for later for us and MORE for you.

It doesn't seem to be improving any here and my fear was that I'd get to work and be told the library was closing and have to turn around and drive back home.  Thank goodness for accumulated comp time!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Ginny on December 15, 2005, 07:34:09 AM
Page 2 Pelican Dance
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: MBarnum on December 15, 2005, 07:47:48 AM
Vixmom, I am also in the same boat...I have had my boxes of Christmas cards sitting out for weeks now and still haven't sent out even one!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 07:48:17 AM
Good morning!

We had sleet and freezing rain this morning which coated the trees and has been making the lights flicker all morning.

It's now turned to rain which has been pretty non-stop since I got up a little before 8 this morning. It is VERY cold outside and a very raw day overall.

Usually My friend John and I have lunch together on Thursday, but I'm not sure what the plans are now. Time will tell.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: MBarnum on December 15, 2005, 07:48:30 AM
I know I have had food poisoning but it was so many years ago I don't remember it well...other then it was painful and unpleasant.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: MBarnum on December 15, 2005, 07:49:56 AM
It was a bit chilly here in Salem this morning also...19 degrees and a bit frosty!

Digger the dog is staying with me for the weekend. Freddy is not thrilled, but is dealing with.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 07:51:29 AM
I had food poisoning once. I put some tainted mushrooms in my spaghetti sauce and got violently ill. I basically threw up all night and then was so weak for the next two days that I couldn't eat anything and felt queasy for a couple more days after that. It REALLY is something you don't want to have happen to you.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 07:53:59 AM
I feel sure Universal (don't they own Paramount's films from this period?) will eventually get around to Marlene Dietrich's films. Of course, they've farmed out THE SCARLET EMPRESS to Criterion, but I can't believe they won't eventually release MOROCCO, SHANGHAI EXPRESS, and BLONDE VENUS. I have the latter two on laserdisc in a combination package and enjoy watching them, especially BLONDE VENUS.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 07:55:44 AM
Still no word from Amazon about those DVDs and other things ordered for gifts, so I'll finish MOONRAKER today and then start something else. Don't know what at this point.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 07:56:47 AM
Back to Dietrich for a minute. Didn't someone release THE BLUE ANGEL in both German and English a few years ago. I don't have it, but I thought I read something about it.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 08:08:15 AM
DR Vixmom,

The e-mail you sent me yesterday JUST arrived! It's going to take 10 minutes to download with my slow dial-up connection, but thanks.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 08:14:21 AM
DR Vixmom,

The e-mail you sent me yesterday JUST arrived! It's going to take 10 minutes to download with my slow dial-up connection, but thanks.

I just caught up on  yesterdays' posts and saw your post saying you hadn't gotten it, so I checked my "sent" files and saw  that I had put in too many "t"s in your address!

So I resent it.  Maybe it will make you feel better about your ice storm!

If youcan figure pout how topost the pictures here please do, it's a hoot!

 I just can't figure out how to do it.

If any one wants to see a slide show of a ice storm in Wisconsin send your email address to dmann@cblawyers.net  and I'll  forward it to you as well.


Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jason on December 15, 2005, 08:15:48 AM
Picture it: I was home from college for Thanksgiving/Fall break. We had been to my Grandmother's house for dinner on Thanksgiving proper, but the next night we had a big dinner at our house with various and sundried aunts & uncles. Part of that dinner included fried pork tenderloin, which was a little chewy but tasted just fine.

Cut to four hours later. I'm putting up the Christmas tree in the living after everyone has gone to bed - I wanted to surprise them with it when they woke up. The tree was finished and I was about to lay down on the sofa to go to sleep (my aunt & uncle were in my room), when I started feeling a little dizzy and nauseated. Before I knew it, I was in the bathroom in the downstairs hallway puking my guts out. My dad heard me and came in to hand me a warm, wet washcloth. I told him I was fine and he went back to bed.

I wasn't fine. I puked all night long. Before I knew it, I could hear my dad in the master bathroom - he was puking, too. Then I heard my brother get up and go to the upstairs bathroom. Again, puking. It started to look and sound like a British farce - doors opening and closing in succession, people running around in a vomitous haze. The only one of us who didn't eat the pork was my mom and she was fine. Everyone else seemed to get better in a day or two, but I was sick the rest of the weekend. I couldn't keep anything down - not even water - so I spent the rest of my Fall Break in bed. Or in the bathtub. Quite a miserable experience - I thought I was going to die - and at the time, I wished that I would!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 08:25:58 AM
DR Jason, your experience sounds exactly like what happened to me. Yep, even water made me nauseous. I think I sipped some Coke during those two days to try to settle my stomach, but I have never, ever felt so weak and at death's door.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JMK on December 15, 2005, 08:35:55 AM
Well it may be food poisoning at BK's, but here it is the TB ward, with two kids sounding like chorus members in that well-known musical version of Camille, Hack!   8)

This is their second day home from school and it is beginning to show (at least as much on Betsy and me as on them, LOL).

I believe BK claimed to have gotten food poisoning from the Boca Burgers he was served here in Portland a while back.  That'll teach him.   ;)
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on December 15, 2005, 08:37:56 AM
Now and then a sip of Seven Up would help me....but not too much!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on December 15, 2005, 08:38:40 AM
MR BK - is your play set in the today and now - or is it set in the past....or what?  Are you going to have some nifty costumes?
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 08:39:11 AM
Good Morning!

Tonight is Opening Night of Damn Yankees...

The snow started about an hour ago...

Schools are closing early - at least the ones that actually decided to open this morning...

Metro will be starting their "rush hour" at 1:00pm today instead of 3:00pm...

The snow is supposed to turn to sleet and freezing rain later this afternoon, and eventually all to rain...

The temps tonight are supposed to be in the upper 20s and lower 30s, so the roads are most likely going to get icy...

-Did I mention that it's Opening Night of Damn Yankees?

We shall see...
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jason on December 15, 2005, 08:47:30 AM
Break legs tonight, Jose - just not on any ice!!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 08:54:25 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

The only time I remember getting sick-sick from food poisoning was New Year's Eve/Day four years ago.  It was during the run of South Pacific at Arena Stage.  I headed home after the show to spend New Year's Eve at home by myself - much similar to the way BK spends his NYEs.  Well, I decided to order some Domino's - a small pizza and some chicken wings.  Well...

Around 4:00 in the morning, my stomach just started not feeling well.  I didn't feel like throwing up initially, so I just thought it was a very upset stomach (from the combo of pizza and chicken wings at midnight).  I even went to the bathroom a few times to "try" to throw up since the pain just felt so bad.  Well, eventually around 5:30 that morning, I had no choice in the matter.

Thankfully, we only had an evening show that New Year's day - usually we have a matinee too.  I was able to catch up on sleep during the day.  I also called my stage manager, and she walked me through my diet for the day - Gatorade.  I needed liquid to keep me hydrated and to replenish some of my electrolytes and things like that.

I made it into the show that night, and I even remember taking a nap during intermission underneath the keyboard.  ...And by the next morning, I was feeling almost back to normal.  Whew!

Happy New Year To Me!

:P
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 09:02:14 AM
Break legs tonight, Jose - just not on any ice!!

DR Jason - Thanks.

I have a feeling our Opening will go on as scheduled tonight, but since Metro will actually be running on a special schedule as of this afternoon, things could change.  Arena usually bases their cancellations on what the Metro system does.  With the pending freezing temps, Metro may close early due to icing on the tracks, and if that happens, well...  Again, we'll see...

I am looking forward to tonight.  The previews have been going very well.  -And I also spent a good chunk of time last night once I got home from our final Preview getting my Opening Night "party favors" prepped and wrapped. - Which is why I was E&T last night.  However, what I'm most looking forward to is NOT having a 12-14 hour work day.  ;)
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 15, 2005, 09:05:06 AM
DAMN YANKEES breaking leg HEART vibes to DRJOSE, cast, crew, & staff!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 09:08:49 AM
~~~Broken Leg Vibes~~~[/size]

 to dear reader Jose!!!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 09:14:28 AM
Broken legs and crossed fingers to DR Jose & Company for a great opening!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: George on December 15, 2005, 09:15:45 AM
"Merde!" (a Producers reference) to Jose!! ;)
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 09:15:53 AM
It's STILL raining here! Yuck!

However, John and I are having a late lunch.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 09:17:24 AM
No DVDs in the mail today, so I will have to scour around and find something to watch. Actually, I never finished ALIEN 3 the other day and could certainly put that in the player.

It's dismal enough outside to mirror the atmosphere of that film to perfection!
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Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 09:18:33 AM
Also thinking about re-watching CHICAGO.

I read a review on-line this morning of the new special edition (same transfers and sound of the old edition; just new special features on the second disc; I will NOT double dip this one).
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 09:22:10 AM
Hmm...

Watching the Noon news... The weather and closings report...  Some performance venues in the area have started to announce cancellations for tonight...  Hmm...
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 09:22:54 AM
Well, I guess I could catch up on yesterday's Notes and Posts now...
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 09:32:56 AM
...And I can watch "The Young & The Restless" too!

;D
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:04:02 AM
Well, all caught up on yesterday's posts...
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jennifer on December 15, 2005, 10:04:10 AM
...And I can watch "The Young & The Restless" too!

;D

Make sure you watch the ending.  It was unbelievable!

(we see the show one day ahead here).
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:04:42 AM
DR Jason - Glad to know your "bonus" actually felt like a "bonus" rather than a "small tip".  -I hate when that happens.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:05:35 AM
Make sure you watch the ending.  It was unbelievable!

(we see the show one day ahead here).

Well, I happened to tune into the cat fight between Lauren and Sheila... and just stayed tuned in after that.

;D
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jennifer on December 15, 2005, 10:06:18 AM
And unfortunately I got new antibiotics today.

I tried so hard not to have to take them again.  But my throat was hurting last friday. I tried everything (sudafed, advil cold and sinus, cough meds, claritin sinus). But nothing made it go away.

The doc did not know what to do.  She really did not want to give me antibiotics unless it was necessary.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:06:59 AM
DR Jason - 20 minutes in a dark alley?  Usually, it's just 10.  Must be a Holiday Special?!?!?

 :o

 :P

 ::)

 ;)
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jennifer on December 15, 2005, 10:07:56 AM
Well, I happened to tune into the cat fight between Lauren and Sheila... and just stayed tuned in after that.

;D

Wait till the end!  :o
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:09:29 AM
And unfortunately I got new antibiotics today.

I tried so hard not to have to take them again.  But my throat was hurting last friday. I tried everything (sudafed, advil cold and sinus, cough meds, claritin sinus). But nothing made it go away.

The doc did not know what to do.  She really did not want to give me antibiotics unless it was necessary.

DR Jennifer - Are you having upset stomach problems too?  If so, your sort throat may also be the result of some acid reflux- due to the antibiotics.  -That's what happened to me last Spring - YUCK!  See if you can buy something OTC or get a sample of Prevacid or similar medication from your doc.  I noticed a marked improvement once I started taking it.

-Of course, check with your doctor first.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: MBarnum on December 15, 2005, 10:10:31 AM
As DR Larry would say, DR Jose, "Kisses on your opening!"
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:11:15 AM
Safe Travel Vibes to DR Ben and Ant!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:12:10 AM
Safe Travel Vibes to DR Ron Pulliam!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:13:21 AM
As DR Larry would say, DR Jose, "Kisses on your opening!"

:D

...Or as Roger Rees told me this past summer...

"I extend a warm hand on your Opening."

-Must be the English variant.

;D
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:17:05 AM
BK - Hope your feeling better this morning.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:18:47 AM
DR Ben - Well, since today is only Thursday... and you and Ant don't leave until tomorrow, Friday...

Consider those Travel Vibes as Early Ones.

;)

-Nothing like a tech week and previews to mess up one's sense of time, day and place.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:24:44 AM
And thanks to everyone for their Broken Leg Vibes for tonight.

...Alas, the freezing rain and icing phase of today's wintry mix has just started.  -But I'm still pretty sure Arena will not cancel tonight's show.  They never cancel.  -Well, they have cancelled twice in my experience - but the snow both times was over six inches.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on December 15, 2005, 10:28:03 AM
Somebody done blowed up the boat on Y & R.

MR BK must be down for the count.......
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: bk on December 15, 2005, 10:33:09 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  Whatever vibes and xylophones you all sent really helped - right after my last post last night, I went to bed - I didn't think I'd last lying down for two minutes, but it seemed to calm my stomach and I was asleep in three minutes and, besides one normal bathroom visit, I was asleep for over nine hours.  I feel somewhat okay now, not that I'll feel like eating anything all day, and hopefully it will get better from here.  I surely thought this was going to be a corker - I NEVER throw up - HATE it.  But, around eleven-thirty, when I was writing the notes, I had to bolt for the bathroom, where I dry heaved for about fifteen minutes.  But, that was it - that was as bad as it got, so thank goodness for that, and hopefully it won't recur today.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:37:13 AM
BK - Watch the Diet Coke consumption today.  If your stomach is still a bit sensitive, Diet Coke may not be the best thing for it. -And just think how good the Diet Coke will taste once your back to normal.

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:37:44 AM
Well, time for me to do my usual morning workout in the afternoon.  In other words, now.

Laters...
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Post by: Jennifer on December 15, 2005, 10:40:09 AM
DR Jose, I'm not even sure what acid reflux is.  The only stomach problems i've had were diahhrea (sorry to be so blunt :))  But that was only when i took the last antibiotic and that was one of the side effects.

My throat is pretty sore.  Not scratchy or slight by any means.  I don't know if meds can make it hurt that bad.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jennifer on December 15, 2005, 10:41:07 AM
BK, sorry to hear about your troubles. Glad you're feeling better.
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Post by: FJL on December 15, 2005, 10:43:36 AM
Broken leg vibes to DR Jose and everyone involved with DAMN YANKEES.

Jose - I think the alley reference may have to do with that famous Sondheim line about "picking bones and rotten studs out of alley ash cans" - is that right?
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Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 10:46:15 AM
James Dean Museum to Close in December
Dec 13, 11:36 AM EST


The Associated Press

GAS CITY, Ind. -- A museum chronicling the short life of "Rebel Without a Cause" star James Dean will close Dec. 31.

Owner David Loehr moved the James Dean Gallery to Gas City from Fairmount, where Dean attended high school, less than two years ago.

Although attendance had increased, it wasn't enough to match the cost of maintaining the temperature-controlled building, Loehr said Monday.

"The operating expenses and upkeep and payments are just more than we can handle," he said. "I'm just getting further into debt and I just can't do it anymore."

Dean, who was born in Marion in 1931, was killed in a car crash in Cholame, Calif., in 1955 at age 24. His movies also included "East of Eden" and "Giant."

Loehr opened the museum and gift shop in 1988 in a house near downtown Fairmount. After an electrical fire in early 2004, Loehr moved the gallery to the new 7,200-square-foot building near Interstate 69.

The James Dean Gallery contains a dozen pieces of wardrobe worn by Dean in his three major films, school papers, paintings by Dean, and original movie posters, books and magazines.

In a message posted on the gallery's Web site, Loehr said: "James Dean has influenced so many actors, directors and musicians, we were hoping that someone would step forward with the necessary financial assistance to remain in operation."

Loehr said he will put his collection into storage and continue to operate a separate gift shop in Fairmount.

A June festival in Marion marking the 50th anniversary of Dean's death drew about 6,000 people instead of the 100,000 organizers had expected. The annual James Dean Fest in September went on as scheduled.

"The loss of any locally owned business is quite a hit for a community," said Karen Niverson, director of the Marion-Grant County Convention and Visitors Bureau. "But I think the loss of the James Dean Gallery as a locally owned business is a harder hit, because it's so integral to the very identity of our area."



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Post by: JMK on December 15, 2005, 10:47:52 AM
I had to bolt for the bathroom, where I dry heaved for about fifteen minutes.

The title of your next novel, perchance?   ;D
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Post by: Jason on December 15, 2005, 10:48:17 AM
DR Jason - 20 minutes in a dark alley?  Usually, it's just 10.  Must be a Holiday Special?!?!?

 :o

 :P

 ::)

 ;)

Oh, honey - you've been going to the wrong alleys!  ;)
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jed on December 15, 2005, 10:48:51 AM
Potato salad did me in once.  Not fun.
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Post by: FJL on December 15, 2005, 10:52:12 AM
HEAVE HO HO HO - the title of my next short subject, about food poisoning during Christmas season

HEAVIN' CAN WAIT is the alternate title.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: FJL on December 15, 2005, 10:59:25 AM
Or maybe ALL ABOUT HEAVE
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Post by: FJL on December 15, 2005, 11:00:33 AM
Or CHRISTMAS HEAVE
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Post by: Ginny on December 15, 2005, 11:05:27 AM
I'm back after shutting my computer down to try to alleviate the sluggishness it was experiencing.  Seems to have helped.

DS Rob was sick to his stomach this morning, but it might have had something to do with the 30 push-ups and 30 Hindu squats he decided to do immediately upon arising.  He's OK now.

While I was away, the multitudes took up residence on and around the piano:
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Ginny on December 15, 2005, 11:06:14 AM
OK, so it's last year's photo - you get the idea!
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Post by: Ginny on December 15, 2005, 11:08:41 AM
Page 4 Angel Dance
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Post by: bk on December 15, 2005, 11:11:18 AM
Still a bit queasy this morning, but nothing like last night - don't know if I'm out of the woods or not at this point, but will take Jose's advice and lay off the Diet Coke, which didn't taste particularly good anyway.  I'll have to go buy some 7-Up, I guess.  Isn't that what's always recommended?
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Post by: Ginny on December 15, 2005, 11:12:11 AM
Still a bit queasy this morning, but nothing like last night - don't know if I'm out of the woods or not at this point, but will take Jose's advice and lay off the Diet Coke, which didn't taste particularly good anyway.  I'll have to go buy some 7-Up, I guess.  Isn't that what's always recommended?

Or Ginger Ale.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: JMK on December 15, 2005, 11:14:03 AM
Or a Vodka Stinger.  No, wait, that's for something else....
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Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 11:18:35 AM
FJL



 ;D ;D
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Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 11:18:58 AM
BK Iam glad you are feeling better!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 15, 2005, 11:24:34 AM
Vernor's!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 15, 2005, 11:24:47 AM
DR GINNY you are surrounded by angels!!!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 11:29:14 AM
DR GINNY you are surrounded by angels!!!

Not suprisingly... birds of a feather y'know!
  :D
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Ginny on December 15, 2005, 11:31:59 AM
Not suprisingly... birds of a feather y'know!
  :D

You're sweet, DR vixmom.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on December 15, 2005, 11:34:38 AM
That is sad news, DR VIXMOM.  The Gallery is neat place - we've been there a couple of times.  8)

http://www.jamesdeangallery.com/about.html (http://www.jamesdeangallery.com/about.html)

David Loehr the guy who runs it, is a strange guy - and it is a FOR PROFIT enterprise.  He doesn't have the blessing or support of Jimmy's family who still live in Fairmount.  The Town Museum that they support and give donations to isn't much of an attraction.

In fact last June the family and the town decided to have a 50th Anniversary Observance of Jimmy's passing in JUNE!!!  Then they observed the actual anniversary in September with their regular James Dean Days....and it was a bust....I think something like 6,000 people and they had expected 50,000.

Maybe Jimmy's time has passed.  But the Gallery was a great place.  Go the website and take the virtual tour while you still can.  :-\
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Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 11:47:19 AM
You're sweet, DR vixmom.

You must not read all my posts!! ;)
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Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 11:51:55 AM
White House said to OK McCain's Torture Policy[/size]






Gotta  love this headline on MSN from the AP.

It makes it sound as if McCain is in favor of torturing and finally convinced Bush....


If you only read the headlines and not the story which begins:

"WASHINGTON - After months of resistance, the White House has agreed to accept Sen. John McCain’s call for a law banning cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of foreign suspects in the war on terror, several congressional officials said Thursday."




you would walk away withthe totally wrong impression!!
 



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Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 11:56:20 AM
All I want  for Christmas is ......



for it to wait another month before it gets here
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 15, 2005, 11:59:09 AM
Sorry it is already December 15, DR VIXMOM!!!


MR BK....a saltine cracker or two has also been known to help.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Ginny on December 15, 2005, 12:06:06 PM
Vernor's!!

Even though I grew up in Detroit, where Vernor's is/was (?) made:

 :P
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 15, 2005, 12:08:37 PM
DR Jason - 20 minutes in a dark alley?  Usually, it's just 10.  Must be a Holiday Special?!?!?

 :o

 :P

 ::)

 ;)

Is this from our voice of experience?  Or a nautical custom in your neck of the woods?
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: elmore3003 on December 15, 2005, 12:11:07 PM
Oh, honey - you've been going to the wrong alleys!  ;)

Well, DR Jose does cover the waterfront.

Oh, break a leg tonight, DR Jose!  Or screw a cue.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 15, 2005, 12:21:35 PM
Glad you are feeling better, BK. I've never had food poisoning -- just morning sickness.

Broken legs, Jose!!
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 15, 2005, 12:40:08 PM
Break a Leg Jose....and safe travel vibes to and from the theatre
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 15, 2005, 12:42:39 PM
We had our Christmas lunch at the office today. We usually call it something else since one of our secretaries is a Jehovah's Witness and can't celebrate anything....no birthdays nada.   Well, she called in sick today so we called it a Christmas lunch and talked christmas things.  We ate at Hu Hot...nothing like a Mongolian Christmas

We don't exchange gifts, though, we decided none of us would really like one of the $5 and under gifts so we just go eat together
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 15, 2005, 12:44:19 PM
Well, it's snowing here and has been all day, but it doesn't seem to be accumulating. Kind of wierd. It's in the air, but the ground is barely white.  It was great this morning. Huge flakes, I was running around trying to catch one on my tongue, but alas no luck.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on December 15, 2005, 12:46:06 PM
TOD,
I had food poisoning once when I was home for a Christmas visit.  I lived in Phoenix then and had to fly back that day. My dad drove me to the airport in Minneapolis and we had to keep stopping the car so I could lean out the door and throw up.   Not pleasant.   Luckily by the time they put me on the plane I was feeling a little better.  But it was something I never want to do again.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on December 15, 2005, 12:48:00 PM
Are the plans still on to do a HHW gathering to see DECEIT?  
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: bk on December 15, 2005, 12:55:22 PM
There better be plans to do a haineshisway.com gathering to see Deceit.  We've never had a full-out LA gathering.  Let the plans begin!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 12:59:47 PM
Sorry it is already December 15, DR VIXMOM!!!



No I am in denial... it is only December 1!!!!
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Post by: Ben on December 15, 2005, 01:01:48 PM
Hi, gang. I'm at the office awaiting our holiday party which begins at 4:30pm. I'm clearing out my office mail box so when I return on January 3rd I'll only have a few hundred messages, not a few hundred hundred.

We are all ready to leave. The only fly in the ointment is this transit strike mess. Car services which are not in Manhattan are not taking reservations because they will have trouble getting into Manhattan. Those in Manhattan are fully booked as I found out over the past few days. Oh, well. If we have to we will walk to Penn Station and take the Long Island Railroad to Jamaica and take the Air Train to JFK from there although there are rumors that some of the LIRR and Metro North employees will honor the transit strike. Oy and Vey. Our flight takes off at 8:45 pm but we are planning (if there is a strike) to leave the house at 11:30 to get to Penn Station for the train. It is expected that there will be large crowds and LIRR has said they will enforce crowd control on the trains. Since we have a large suitcase (we're leaving for two weeks) it may be more difficult to get on a train. Otherwise things are fine. I will probably post another time or two before tomorrow afternoon.

Bye for now.
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Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 01:05:35 PM
In case we don't see you again befoer your trip


           ~~~~GOOD TRAVEL VIBES~~~~~
                       to Ben & Anthony

Have a wonderful time and take lots of picture snad have lot so nice adventures to share with us in January!!  Merry Christmas, Happy Boxing Day  and Happy New Year!!


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Post by: Cillaliz on December 15, 2005, 01:10:11 PM
There better be plans to do a haineshisway.com gathering to see Deceit.  We've never had a full-out LA gathering.  Let the plans begin!

Well as I recall we were talking about Jan 13 or 14. Is that right?
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 01:23:03 PM
It is STILL raining. It has rained steadily all day since I got up this morning, and there was already ice on the trees when I got up so who knows how long it has been precipitating.

Rain with surrounding freezing temperatures does not make for the most pleasant stiuation. I went to lunch, but it was ghastly running from the car into the restaurant and back out again.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 01:24:03 PM
Since I was a very little boy, I've had Coke to settle my stomach. 7-Up didn't do it for me; Coke did.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 01:25:54 PM
I finished MOONRAKER. Just as ridiculous as I remembered it being, but some of those explosions were surprisingly powerful in the repurposed Dolby Digital 5.1 sound created for the DVD.

I was relieved it was still able to be played. I guess I'll try LIVE AND LET DIE at some point over the next few days.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 01:27:22 PM
Then, I put in SCROOGE. I am experiencing all of my holiday films for the first time on the new TV this season, and I'm impressed with how they have all looked up to this point. SCROOGE looked and sounded wonderful.

I got through the hauntingly beautiful "Happiness" and then shut things down to be restarted later today.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jason on December 15, 2005, 01:33:23 PM
I'm currently listening to Ms. Mae West sing the Beatles' "Day Tripper." It certainly IS a trip!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: vixmom on December 15, 2005, 01:58:04 PM
Well off to brave the dark, cold,  windy,  wild rush hour...Laters!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 02:09:56 PM
Good Afternoon!

Ah... The workout - and the good sweat - was just what I needed.  Whew!  *I also needed to "atone" for a bit of dessert I had last night.  ;)

All the opening night presents are labeled and sorted into various bags, and I'm all cleaned and showered and dressed for tonight.

My friend Justin and his partner, Kevin, are on their way over, and we're going to grab dinner before heading into the theatre for the evening's festivities.

-I actually think I'm getting excited.

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 02:19:23 PM
Oh!

Just read a very nice review of Our Very Own Rebecca Luker on nytimes.com.  She's playing at Feinstein's this week.  Sounds like a wonderful program.

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 02:20:20 PM
OK - Justin and Kevin should be here shortly... And I'm gonna go ahead and get ready to head out the door.  So...


Thanks again for all the Opening Night Broken Legs Vibes!  You guys and gals are the best!

Laters...
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 02:20:53 PM
Weather report:

Still raining!
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Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 02:21:51 PM
Oh!

Just read a very nice review of Our Very Own Rebecca Luker on nytimes.com.  She's playing at Feinstein's this week.  Sounds like a wonderful program.

:)

The VARIETY review was also very positive.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: bk on December 15, 2005, 02:22:20 PM
I hate the Internet.  Just heard from Pogue that he made a very long post and then got "this page is unavailable" and lost the whole thing.  Again, if making a long post, always highlight it and push ctrl C on your keyboard (or on a Mac - apple C).  That saves it, and if you lose the post all you have to do is push ctrl V or apple V and voila.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Ginny on December 15, 2005, 02:26:22 PM
Opening night break-a-leg vibes to DR Jose!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matt H. on December 15, 2005, 02:27:24 PM
Headed down now for the usual Thursday cleaning: bedrooms.

WBBL.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jennifer on December 15, 2005, 03:08:14 PM
We are supposed to get 30-40 cms of snow tomorrow. Yuck!

Good vibes for Jose. ~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: bk on December 15, 2005, 03:53:40 PM
Why have we slowed to a crawl?  As my close personal friends, Babs and Donna once said, "Enough is enough!"  I'm still queasy.  Nursing a 7-Up at the moment.  I bought some Saltines, but even looking at the box is unappetizing right now.  I haven't eaten in over twenty-four hours (twenty-seven to be exact) - I suppose I should try to get something down me after rehearsal.  What would be bland and cause me no grief?
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matthew on December 15, 2005, 04:44:09 PM
Last February, while in tech for "Seussical' and in the middle of the week of "seussical concerts for youth", I eat some bad pesto at my grandmothers.  I spent 3 hour-long performances of "Seussisal" in agony.  I never tossed anything, but I remember hanging onto the keyboard with one hand and playing with the other in order not to fall over in pain.  I did miss the evening tech, though as I went home to try and recover.  It's not pleasent, and recently I likened having food poisening to having lower back pain.  I think the food poisening is worse.
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Post by: Matthew on December 15, 2005, 04:44:37 PM
BK - white rice
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Post by: TPunk on December 15, 2005, 04:47:05 PM
It was a bit chilly here in Salem this morning also...19 degrees and a bit frosty!

Digger the dog is staying with me for the weekend. Freddy is not thrilled, but is dealing with.

Digger the dog, I like that name.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: TPunk on December 15, 2005, 04:58:55 PM
TOD, I can't recall if I've ever had food poisoning.  I do remember once in my senior year in high school telling my mom that my hangover was food poisoning.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: bk on December 15, 2005, 05:01:59 PM
White rice?  Just plain white rice?  No butter?  Blechhh.  How about crackers and cheese (saltines and cheese)?  
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: TPunk on December 15, 2005, 05:03:07 PM
Ben, your contingency plan for getting to the airport sounds horrible.  I hope there isn't a strike so you can just hop into a car and go.

What do other new yorkers think about this 4 people to a car to get into the city rule?  Are they trying to make things worse under the guise of trying to encourage people to carpool?  At my internship, we were trying to come up with carpooling plans to get up to the Bronx, some of us are in Manhattan and some are in Brooklyn, but those in Brooklyn with cars don't have the requisite number of people to get into Manhattan to pick the rest of us up to get into the Bronx.  So potentially none of us will get to work when the means to get all of us there do exist.

Thankfully it won't be an issue for me until Monday, tomorrow I'm only scheduled to work at GMHC and they already have coverage in case of a strike.  Sorry if this has already been discussed to death on the board.  I have been e&t the last few days...
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Matthew on December 15, 2005, 05:06:20 PM
Oh yeah... forgot the butter, the butter is a must.  But anything "white" is good for this sort of thing.  
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on December 15, 2005, 05:20:39 PM
White rice?  Just plain white rice?  No butter?  Blechhh.  How about crackers and cheese (saltines and cheese)?  

I usually eat eggs when I feel that way
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: elmore3003 on December 15, 2005, 05:21:12 PM
Oy!  Sixty minutes of JOEY on Must-Miss NBC Thursday night.  It's not just painful, its pathetic tonight.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on December 15, 2005, 05:22:04 PM
Think I'll watch Polar Express o
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: TPunk on December 15, 2005, 05:24:42 PM
Vixmom, if it makes you feel any better, I too am way behind on my holiday planning. I just got the holiday cards out, but I still have a ton of gifts to mail out, cookies to bake, shopping to do, and my entire apartment to clean in preparation for having some folks over on Sunday.  What was I thinking!!??
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on December 15, 2005, 05:29:40 PM
Butter on the saltines.....not as bad as it sounds.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Rodzinski on December 15, 2005, 05:30:51 PM
Hi TPunk!

Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Rodzinski on December 15, 2005, 05:31:27 PM
I've never had food poisoning. I have a cast-iron gut.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Rodzinski on December 15, 2005, 05:32:36 PM
Didn't there used to be a toy bloodhound named Digger? You pulled him along on wheels and he had a hat like Sherlock Holmes.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Rodzinski on December 15, 2005, 05:34:42 PM
Like this...
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on December 15, 2005, 05:35:20 PM
One hour new episode of MXC on SPIKE network at 9 EST....if you've never seen it....funny stuff.

Distressing to read that we lost DR CP's post.....we anxiously await the news he promised....

I heard about the transit strike threat on the ABC news tonight and thought of all the NYC HHW'ers.....hope it doesn't put too much of a crimp in Friday for you all.

IF I win the POWERBALL this month, I will be at DECEIT for sure....with bells on!  Big Bells!!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on December 15, 2005, 05:37:47 PM
I remember Digger!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on December 15, 2005, 05:37:59 PM
Yes, my brother Kent had a Digger!

DRMBARNUM have you heard how Hildy is enjoying her new digs?

I just heard thunder!!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on December 15, 2005, 05:38:51 PM
Anyone seeing GNIK GNOK this weekend?   ;D
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: TPunk on December 15, 2005, 05:42:27 PM
Hi Rodzinski, there'd better be cake when I get home!
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Rodzinski on December 15, 2005, 05:54:08 PM
You were supposed to bring the cake.

And the Digger.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Rodzinski on December 15, 2005, 05:55:36 PM
Well, if the train's ain't running, I really can't get to work in any reasonable way. Which is fine with me for tomorrow.

But if it stretches into next week, then I got problems.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: bk on December 15, 2005, 05:56:48 PM
I guess I will brave tonight's rehearsal.  Afterwards, I probably should have something to nibble on - or would it be okay to not eat until tomorrow - a day and a half without food?  I might end the rehearsal at nine-thirty if I'm queasy.  Is soup good?
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: Rodzinski on December 15, 2005, 05:59:06 PM
Chicken broth. Calming and good.
Title: Re:LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
Post by: MBarnum on December 15, 2005, 06:04:04 PM
Yes, my brother Kent had a Digger!

DRMBARNUM have you heard how Hildy is enjoying her new digs?


Yes, the new owners e-mailed me pictures yesterday of Hildy and Brent! They said that they take Hildy in the car whenever they run errands because she loves to ride along and behaves so well.
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Post by: MBarnum on December 15, 2005, 06:08:22 PM
Digger is a nice dog...not quite as smart as Hildy...not as well behaved as Hildy...but he doesn't shed as bad as Hildy, either!

I put him in the garage while I was at work. Mark and James brought his kennel/cage but I couldn't put him in that thing all day, which is what they do...well, I will have to next time as Digger lived up to his name and kindly dug the dirt out of every planter that I had put in the garage for the winter! OH, my but it is a mess in there! Dirt, mud, and ceramic planters flung ALL over the place. LOL!
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Post by: MBarnum on December 15, 2005, 06:09:21 PM
I don't know if I will see KING KONG this weekend or not. I am taking tomorrow off so that I have a 3 day weekend and I hope to get some DVD watching done!!
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Post by: Jane on December 15, 2005, 06:21:09 PM
Maybe I can get all dressed up and get to my guests' house about an hour before they are due to arrive at mine and pretend they invited ME over!!



Think it would work?

No but I would love to see their expressions!  ;D
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Post by: Jane on December 15, 2005, 06:34:31 PM
Even though I grew up in Detroit, where Vernor's is/was (?) made:

 :P

When we lived in the “Greater Detroit Area” we lived across the street from a home build by a Varner family member which was then owned by the designer of the Saturn.  The home was beautiful.
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Post by: Jane on December 15, 2005, 06:49:36 PM
Bruce I’m glad you are somewhat feeling better.  My father always had me wait 10 to 15 minutes between sips on my 7-Up, too soon and it would make me worse, not better.  When I can eat I begin with plain white or egg bread toasted, and if I think I can handle more food I include scrambled eggs.  I cook the eggs plain, without any butter or oil.

Matt H I know people who swear a flat coke settles the stomach but I’m not one of them.
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Post by: Jane on December 15, 2005, 06:54:26 PM
Ben and Anthony, good travel vibes.

Jose, I hope the evening went well.

MBarnum I’m glad Hildy is in a great home.  

Doggie Day Care programs are becoming popular.  Maybe Mark and James can find one of those, or someone to let Digger out during the day.
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 15, 2005, 07:03:09 PM
Doggie Day Care programs are becoming popular.  Maybe Mark and James can find one of those, or someone to let Digger out during the day.


I have Critter Sitters take care of my cats when I'm gone.  It's actually one person, but she is great. I couldn't ask for better and she's really inexpensive
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Post by: Jane on December 15, 2005, 07:06:54 PM
Cillaliz I mean on a daily basis instead of leaving him in a crate all day long.
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 15, 2005, 07:12:45 PM
Cillaliz I mean on a daily basis instead of leaving him in a crate all day long.

She does that too.  She takes care of your pets in your homes. She has a number of clients who live and work here and she goes to their homes every day and lets the dogs out. I'm just saying there are probably services like that in other places too
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Post by: Jane on December 15, 2005, 07:23:20 PM
Right Cillaliz.  

Often I have gone to friend's houses during the day to take their dogs out to play.
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Post by: Jane on December 15, 2005, 07:23:58 PM
I'm tired-'night.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 15, 2005, 08:39:31 PM
Oy!  I just read today's notes (though I have yet to catch up with today's posts) about BK's bout with food poisoning.  Something similar  hit me last night.  I attended an office Christmas party and though I didn't eat or imbibe overly much, I began to feel queasy as I was driving home.  And then I felt worse and worse.  Vomiting and vomiting and vomiting--ugh!  Eventually it stopped and I was able to get a decent night's sleep, but I still felt nauseous enough this morning to not go into the office and work at home.  I've been eating light all day and drinking Gatorade and I felt better this evening.  I doubt if it was food poisoning--probably a stomach virus though there was no diarrhea involved.

But as bad as I felt last night, it was no where near as bad as what I believe was a true case of food poisoning this past spring.  I began to feel sick in my stomach in work and I began to worry if it was a kidney stone attack coming on.  I left the office early and took a cab home instead of walking.  I began having the absolutely worst stomach cramps I ever experienced, along with bouts of violent vomiting.  This went on for about three excruciating hours.  Finally, after a particularly intense episode of puking, the stomach cramps subsided and I felt somewhat better though it left me feeling incredibly weak for a day or two afterwards.  

I'm pretty sure that that was food poisoning.  The previous night, I had gulped down over half a can of salted peanuts, which had been sitting in my pantry for close to a year.  I don't normally eat that many peanuts at a sitting, let alone year old peanuts.  It's now only occurring to me how closely that event paralleled that old classic song, "Found A Peanut".  Life imitates art.
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 15, 2005, 08:47:45 PM
I wonder if any DRs are old enough to know the Guy Mitchell song  "The Lord Made A Peanut.."
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 15, 2005, 08:48:34 PM
Just to let you know I read your posts DtM.  LOL.
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Post by: bk on December 15, 2005, 09:30:17 PM
Back from rehearsal, which went very well - we ran all of act one, did some detail work, I reblocked a couple of moments (something I'll do until the night we open, probably), and then we finished about ten after nine, so I just ended the rehearsal, as I'm still feeling very queasy.  I still haven't eaten anything since one in the afternoon yesterday, and frankly I'm afraid to have anything.  Maybe I'll go out later and buy some broth of some sort, but even that sounds yuckilicious.  I might try a Saltine or two.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 15, 2005, 09:36:56 PM
Since I was a very little boy, I've had Coke to settle my stomach. 7-Up didn't do it for me; Coke did.

I can remember as a youngen that for years we had the same prescription medicine bottle in our medicine chest that was cola syrup.  My mom told me that it was for upset stomachs, but she never gave any to me when I had a tummy ache.

Knowing my mom and her inability to ever throw out any unused medicine, it was probably some kind of cocaine derivative that was prescribed a doctor in the early 50s when that stuff was still legal.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 15, 2005, 09:38:43 PM
BK, try a bowl of oatmeal, too.  And some Gatorade (or Propel, if you don't like the sweetness of Gatorade.)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 09:40:46 PM
Good Evening!

What A Wonderful Opening Night!

-It just seemed that everything was in place, and everything went right.  Heck, I was even a little verklempt when the lights went down after the Act II Finale - and I will freely admit to being a bit "jaded" when it comes to "special evenings in the theatre".  But tonight was really special.  And fun.

When I walked into the pit tonight, my keyboard was covered with cards, chocolates, candies and various gifts from the cast, crew, etc.  My conductor gave me a great 1950's style cake pedestal.  Perfect gift!  And one of the men in the ensemble managed to track down a bunch of original Washington Senators' Baseball Cards, and gave one to each person in the company - I got Andre Marrerro.

But beyond the gifts, it was a great evening to be with friends, and to share with friends.  My friend, Justin - with whom I just recently reconnected - came in for the show tonight with his partner, Kevin.  -And it turned out that Justin knew a few people in the cast from his Florida State days.  There were also lots of other friends in the audience - lots of hugs at the post-show reception, lots of mini-reunions.  And, of course, the whole cast and crew of this show are also friends - well, more like family now.

Tomorrow, we're having "Gay Day".  ;)  A bunch of the cast and crew is getting together to catch the 3:00 showing of "Bareback Brokeback Mountain".  ;D  Hopefully, we'll all have enough time after the movie to recover emotionally before the evening show.

Thanks again for all the Vibes and Well Wishes.  It was nice knowing that the HHW Family was there in spirit tonight too.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 09:42:27 PM
BK - Yes, as others have stated, have some sort of Sports drink - Gatorade, Propel, even something like Vitamin Water.  You need hydration and a bit of energy (sugar) and electrolytes.  And, yes, bland food is the best course to follow right now.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 15, 2005, 09:42:49 PM
Butter on the saltines.....not as bad as it sounds.

Sweet butter on saltines was a tasty treat for me when I was a youngen.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 09:43:40 PM
And in a sort of weird coincidence, it turns out that Justin has applied for the Assistant to the Artistic Director position that will be opening up soon.  So, lots of introductions were made tonight.  Lots.  :)
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 15, 2005, 09:44:15 PM
Congrats on your Opening Night, DR Jose!

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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 09:46:06 PM
Sweet butter on saltines was a tasty treat for me when I was a youngen.

Me too.  I still remember being very pleasantly surprised the first time I tried butter on a saltine.  Of course, I believe I had seen my baby-sitter do it first, and thought it was sort of gross, but once I tried it myself... YUM!  -I actually like butter better on a saltine more than cheese.  -But my favorite combo is a saltine with both butter and apple butter on it.  Now that's tasty!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 09:46:42 PM
Congrats on your Opening Night, DR Jose!



Danke bitte.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 15, 2005, 09:50:23 PM
Danke bitte.

What did I bite?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 09:53:05 PM
And since it was Opening Night, I took a little "break" from my diet.  I have to say there are some incredible bakers in this company.  One of the assistant stage managers made the most amazing lemon cake - I had a few small slices throughout the evening.  And the male swing made a couple of trays of Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Brownies.  Truly decadent.  I had at least two.  -And I wrapped up a few for Justin and Kevin to take home too.

The reception food was sort of bust.  Well, at least not the usual chicken satays, beef tenderloin, roasted vegetables, etc...  Since we're doing Damn Yankee, we had hot dogs, nachos, Cracker Jacks, popcorn, etc.  Fun food, but a bunch of were looking forward to the usual chicken skewers with spicy peanut sauce.  ;)

...And I guess I'll work out a little harder tomorrow during my workout.  However, I'm also toying with going for a run since it's supposed to be dry - it's still raining right now - and the temps will be in the upper 40s.  I have a great set of thermal running clothes I haven't used in a while.  We shall see.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 09:53:35 PM
What did I bite?

Not "what", but "where".

;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:02:04 PM
Oops... I meant Connie Marrerro.  Andre Marrerro was/is an actor I was in school with.  ;)
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Post by: François de Paris on December 15, 2005, 10:02:27 PM
Congrats dr Jose!

Your happiness is contagious!!

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN!
For some reason we're having a different cast in Europe!

See!

http://idata.over-blog.com/0/09/68/42/brok1.jpg
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:03:25 PM
...And I just sorted out my "loot" from tonight... Some Godiva... A bottle of sparkling apple cider...  various baseball-themed knick-knacks... etc., etc., etc...  -And Christmas is just around the corner... I can't wait!

;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:04:21 PM
Congrats dr Jose!

Your happiness is contagious!!

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN!
For some reason we're having a different cast in Europe!

See!

http://idata.over-blog.com/0/09/68/42/brok1.jpg

:D

I'll have to print that out and post it on the callboard.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:19:58 PM
...And for those of you interested in seeing Who's Who in Damn Yankees, here's a link to the website which now includes the bios of the cast and crew.

http://www.arenastage.org/season/2005/damn-yankees/whos_who.shtml

*And I believe our very own BK gets a mention in someone's bio.  ;)
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Post by: François de Paris on December 15, 2005, 10:28:39 PM
What? What do I read in today's International Herald Tribune?
Riots in Sydney?

"Riots revive notion of Australians as racist"?!?

Looks like headlines for events that happened recently in France!

Good grief!
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Post by: bk on December 15, 2005, 10:29:26 PM
Had a few Saltines - not too tasty, but not disturbing me, so I might have a couple more.
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Post by: François de Paris on December 15, 2005, 10:30:18 PM
...And for those of you interested in seeing Who's Who in Damn Yankees, here's a link to the website which now includes the bios of the cast and crew.

http://www.arenastage.org/season/2005/damn-yankees/whos_who.shtml

*And I believe our very own BK gets a mention in someone's bio.  ;)

NO picture for Jose Simbulan??
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Post by: François de Paris on December 15, 2005, 10:31:28 PM


*And I believe our very own BK gets a mention in someone's bio.  ;)

Hmmm... I wonder who?? :D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 10:49:23 PM
NO picture for Jose Simbulan??

I know, I know.  I need a new headshot.
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Post by: bk on December 15, 2005, 10:58:50 PM
Love my mention, Jose.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 11:18:49 PM
Love my mention, Jose.

You're most welcome.  And I have to say that a couple of cast members and some audience members were happy to see your name too.

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 15, 2005, 11:20:51 PM
Well, I believe I'm coming off my sugar high... finally.  -Those Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies were soooo good!  -And I guess I'll portion out the Whitman's and Godiva over the next couple of days... weeks.  ;)

In any case...

Goodnight.
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Post by: George on December 15, 2005, 11:48:57 PM
Me too.  I still remember being very pleasantly surprised the first time I tried butter on a saltine.  Of course, I believe I had seen my baby-sitter do it first, and thought it was sort of gross, but once I tried it myself... YUM!  -I actually like butter better on a saltine more than cheese.  -But my favorite combo is a saltine with both butter and apple butter on it.  Now that's tasty!

My favorite combo on a cracker was butter and peanut butter.  I'd spread on the butter then the peanut butter and mix them together.  Yummers!
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Post by: George on December 15, 2005, 11:58:02 PM
Love my mention, Jose.

That is pretty cool!

BK, the DVDs are in the mail!!  You'll get them soon, I promise.  Soon! (a Stephen Sondheim reference...appropriately!)