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Title: COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: bk on December 19, 2005, 12:05:12 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you've done the mazurka with gay abandon, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're currently in Poland doing the mazurka.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: bk on December 19, 2005, 12:06:41 AM
And the word of the day is: PLUMAGE!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Ginny on December 19, 2005, 02:35:40 AM
First time ever - I'm the first non-bk post.  It's because I'm well into the prep for this middle-age rite-of-passage called a colonoscopy.  Have to be there at 8:30EST - pray for Rosemary's baby.

Did I mention that I'm hungry?
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: elmore3003 on December 19, 2005, 04:37:37 AM
Good morning, all!  I have to run to Staples for some shipping cartons and send this pile of gifts to my famly.  After that, it's income tax.  The day is too thrilling, I tell you.

DRGinny, I hope everything goes well.  Speaking from experience, you've now been through the worst part.  

SRSwishySarah, welcome back.  It sounds like a busy year,  The first time I ever heard "V'adoro pupille" was in 1968 or 69 when Beverly Sills and City Opera brought their GIULIO CESARE to Cincinnati.  when she finished the aria, she gave the audience a look that said "can-you-do-this-better-than-I-eat-your-hearts-out" and sailed offstage in this huge 18th Century gown,  One of the great theatre moments!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Michael on December 19, 2005, 05:19:22 AM
TOD

Without thinking.........

Madelaine Kahn
Judy Holliday
Lucille Ball (up to the 50's not the 60's onwards)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: elmore3003 on December 19, 2005, 05:57:17 AM
I forgot the TOD:

Judy Canova
Martha Raye, especially in MONSIEUR VERDOUX
Madeline Kahn
Margaret Dumont
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2005, 06:54:18 AM
Good Morning.  Well the Christmas tree is finally up I wrote a bunch more Christmas cards yesterday however I ran out of both cards and stamps so back to the stores I go today to get more.


We baked Toll Housae Chocolate chip cookies from scratch yesterday... NOW I remember why I became so enamored with those Pillsbury Refrigerated cookie dough rolls!!


Gosh whata lot of work those cookies are!!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 19, 2005, 06:55:35 AM
Good morning, fellow Dear Readers.

TOD: Carol Burnett.

Today I shall bake cookies.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2005, 07:01:10 AM
time to catch up on the weekend
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 19, 2005, 07:03:44 AM
Today is the post office's busiest day of the year. My DH is a postal worker. He has worked ten-hour days six days a week for most of this month. I expect he'll work twelve hours today.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 07:43:32 AM
Good vibes for DR GINNY!!!

Vibes for DRLAURA's Postal Working DH!!!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 07:44:03 AM
If you wore your plumage out today, it would freeze!!!  Then you would have to call the plumager.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 07:48:53 AM
TOD is easy for me.

Lucille Ball.  Lucille Ball.  Lucille Ball.

THE FULLER BRUSH GIRL.
THE LONG LONG TRAILER

Some sharing second place:

BETTY HUTTON - Morgan's Creek, Dream Girl
JUDY CANOVA - all of her movies are pretty much alike, so no preference
MARTHA RAYE - Rhythm on the Range, Caught in the Draft

But there is NO ONE like Lucille Ball - no matter that Debra Messing & Tea Leoni both claim to be the NEW Lucille Ball.

And a higher than second place honorable mention to:

DEBBIE REYNOLDS in That Happy Feeling
KAY KENDALL in The Reluctant Debutante
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 07:53:48 AM
DR FJL - I think you are right....I kind of wish they had just shown one of the previous versions....oh well.  And as for that stuff at the beginning about Winifred being one of the Disney Princesses, that just kind of went nowhere...I thought they might go back to that....but they didn't.

Heck, Annette Funicello should be a Disney Princess, or at least Annette as her character from BABES IN TOYLAND.....oh well.

If the show had been written as a "live" performance for an audience, it certainly would have had more of a jolt, I agree.  Chopped up for television with all the builds to the commercials really hurt it.  And I am not even mentioning the cuts we all talked about yesterday.

Oh well.  And I didn't like Hibbert on FRAISER either....LOL.  But sometimes I just don't get the performer's message....so there you are.  Some people...I know you won't believe it... but some people don't like Carroll Baker or Annette Funicello!!!

I told you that you wouldn't believe it!!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 07:55:24 AM
Good morning!

A sparkling, bright, and beautiful day here! And with winter soon to officially begin, we've got late fall temperatures again. Hooray!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 08:00:38 AM
Yes, that introductory stuff featuring Carol and the little girl not only didn't work, but made Carol look about 600 hundred years old - very scary.

She looked better with the heavy stage make-up in the actual show, but she's actually never looked the same since the chin implant and the face lifts. Just not the Carol I grew up loving.

I didn't comment on the high definition aspect of the broadcast last night. It did look spectacularly colorful. But I agree that Kathleen Marshall is no film director. Camera often seemed to be pitched in the wrong places, particularly during production numbers, and I was so disappointed with the deleted material (and the added number for Carol that was unnecessary).

For those who have never seen MATTRESS in any incarnation, it was probably OK (kind of like A CHORUS LINE could barely pass muster if you didn't know how terrific the stage version was), but I was disappointed in the extreme. None of the three Tv productions has been satisfying to me, though I guess the 1964 version was the best.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Ginny on December 19, 2005, 08:03:29 AM
Back-among-the-living greetings!  DR elmore was right - the prep was 'way worse than the procedure.  Worst part of that was the nurse having trouble finding a vein for the IV - she attributed the difficulty to my "delicate, porcelain skin."

Thanks, DR JRand, for the vibes.

Now, I'm going to let my family pamper me for a while.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 08:06:56 AM
Yes, I'd put Judy Holliday, Madeline Kahn, and Doris Day as my three top comedy actresses, at least in the movies.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 08:10:02 AM
Debra Messing and Tea Leoni as modern-day Lucys? No way. (I've read that about Messing, but I've never believed it.)

I think Tea Leoni is one of the weakest of the A-list actresses currently working.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jason on December 19, 2005, 08:10:10 AM
Mornin', all...

TOD: Carol Burnett
Madeline Kahn
Imogene Coca
Cloris Leachman
Carole Lombard
Rosalind Russell

I'm very tired today. I think I have a cold, and I'm not happy about it. And it sounds like the subway strike might actually happen, which REALLY doesn't make me happy. And, to top it all off, I came home from the holiday party last night to find that one of Santa's reindeer had pooped some really ugly Christmas decorations all over the front of my building. I really don't think anyone could have intentionally made the place look any tackier than it does right now...
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 08:11:42 AM
After I finish TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD today, I want to put in LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND. I haven't watched it in awhile, and I'd like to experience those two superb title performances again.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 08:13:00 AM
DR Jason, if there IS a subway strike (I'm assuming buses will be affected, too), what would you (and hundred like you) do? Taxi?
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 08:14:22 AM
I am hoping to get in a walk today, too, since the weather is so beautiful. I'm meeting a friend for lunch, and I have some last minute shopping I want to take care of, but after that, I'd like to squeeze in a walk if I can.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 08:20:19 AM
OMG - how could I forget Doris?

PILLOW TALK!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Charles Pogue on December 19, 2005, 08:27:04 AM
My favourite comic actress and maybe my favourite actress, period, is IRENE DUNNE.  Some of her comic performances:

THEODORA GOES WILD
THE AWFUL TRUTH
MY FAVORITE WIFE
PENNY SERENADE (comic and serious)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 19, 2005, 08:40:25 AM
And, to top it all off, I came home from the holiday party last night to find that one of Santa's reindeer had pooped some really ugly Christmas decorations all over the front of my building. I really don't think anyone could have intentionally made the place look any tackier than it does right now...

Oh, Jason! There's nothing better than tacky Christmas decorations! You most post a photo, so that we all may laugh and laugh!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 19, 2005, 08:41:16 AM
Today I went for a walk, but since my camera is still in the shop I can't post the photo of the tacky Christmas decorations I didn't take.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jason on December 19, 2005, 08:41:34 AM
DR MattH: If there is a subway strike, it would appear that I would be S.O.L. (Shit Out of Luck in internet lingo). The contingency plan requires a minimum of 4 people in any given vehicle in order to drive into the City, so taking a cab by myself is out of the question. Besides - who can afford a cab ride into and out of the City twice a day? The City would enforce a taxi fare cap, but still - $10-$20 each way is more than I can afford. There are lots of us at MTI who live in Queens, but none of us has a car and I'm certainly not walking 5 miles to work in 30-degree weather.

I guess MTI would hire a van to pick us up and drive us in...? I dunno. I DO know, though, that traffic will be OUTRAGEOUS if there are not trains going into the City, even if they DO enforce this carpooling rule.

My biggest worry is a totally selfish one. If they strike and it lasts through Thursday, how the frell am I supposed to get to the airport in Long Island so I can fly home for Christmas? I usually take the Long Island Rail Road out of Penn Station, but with no subways and the carpool rule, I couldn't get there. I guess I'll have to find a LIRR station somewhere in Queens and pray that I get the right train!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 08:45:15 AM
Pray for NO Strike!!!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: elmore3003 on December 19, 2005, 08:50:22 AM
My biggest worry is a totally selfish one. If they strike and it lasts through Thursday, how the frell am I supposed to get to the airport in Long Island so I can fly home for Christmas? I usually take the Long Island Rail Road out of Penn Station, but with no subways and the carpool rule, I couldn't get there. I guess I'll have to find a LIRR station somewhere in Queens and pray that I get the right train!

The MTA authorities really are morons:  they claim they needed to raise fares this year, even though I believe an audit of their books said they had no economic reason to do so.  Now, suddenly for the holidays, they've dropped back fares to a dollar on "discount days" yet they refuse to raise their final offer to something their employees might be willing to settle for.  And, of course, the idiots have known the contracts were up for renewal for ages, and they're down to the wire.   Also, it's my belief the overpaid jerks who run the MTA are rich enough to never need public transportation.  May they rot in hell.

Having lived through the one in 1960, I can testify to how awful it was.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jason on December 19, 2005, 08:50:25 AM
DR Laura: I've already planned to set up my tripod and get a really good picture of the hideous decorations on my house. We're talking bright blue and bright purple tinsel (two strands of each) literally just tossed into the bushes, which are now totally devoid of leaves or flowers, and two light-up candy canes stuck into the ground with a couple of cut-out Santa Clauses taped to the garage door, framing the very huge pentagram they created out of tinsel and lights.  ::)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 08:55:24 AM
Good Morning!

Ah, sleep...

:)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 08:56:05 AM
DR elmore - I'll try calling you in the next hour before I leave for Richmond to see if you still want to/can fax that music to me.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 08:57:29 AM
DR Jason - I'm thinking of taking a few pics while I'm in Richmond tonight.  The local paper just updated it's "Tacky Christmas Lights" listing.  Should be fun!  I hope.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 08:58:47 AM
To All the HHWer in NYC...  If the transit strike does happen, what's the latest timeline for it to start?  -In any case, I guess it's "good" that I'm not heading up there today.

:-\
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 19, 2005, 09:00:20 AM
DR Laura: I've already planned to set up my tripod and get a really good picture of the hideous decorations on my house. We're talking bright blue and bright purple tinsel (two strands of each) literally just tossed into the bushes, which are now totally devoid of leaves or flowers, and two light-up candy canes stuck into the ground with a couple of cut-out Santa Clauses taped to the garage door, framing the very huge pentagram they created out of tinsel and lights.  ::)

Why, Jason! That sounds absolutely FESTIVE! My neighbors have an inflatable snowman and some twig reindeer that move.

I have a nativity wreath by my front door. That's it.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jason on December 19, 2005, 09:00:58 AM
Jose: I think it would start at 12:01 tomorrow morning.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 19, 2005, 09:01:21 AM
BK, can tomorrow's topic be tacky Christmas decorations with photos encouraged? That would be such fun!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 09:01:59 AM
Oh... And the Washington Post seems to like us...

'Damn Yankees', Batting Solidly in the Mid-Fifties (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/18/AR2005121801210.html)

:)

Yes, there are some quibbles, but most of those seem to be with the actual material itself and not the production.  -At least that's how I'm spinning it. ;)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 09:03:23 AM
Jose: I think it would start at 12:01 tomorrow morning.

Yikes!

So.. Would the "four people to a car" rule apply on the weekends too?  Would it be in effect next weekend?  Christmas weekend?
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jason on December 19, 2005, 09:03:40 AM
Why, Jason! That sounds absolutely FESTIVE! My neighbors have an inflatable snowman and some twig reindeer that move.

I have a nativity wreath by my front door. That's it.

Laura: Festive doesn't even begin to describe it.  ;D

My mother refused to have colored Christmas lights - EVER! They had to be white and they had to be steady-burning...no blinking. That rule still applies and I guess it's engrained in my personal taste now because the sight of our house last night just made me want to vomit on the ground. I couldn't get the keys in the door fast enough to get inside lest I be seen amid the tackiness.

There will be pictures. Oh, yes - there will be LOADS of pictures.  ;)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jason on December 19, 2005, 09:04:26 AM
Yikes!

So.. Would the "four people to a car" rule apply on the weekends too?  Would it be in effect next weekend?  Christmas weekend?

That rule would apply as long as the strike is in effect. At least that's how I understand it...
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: MBarnum on December 19, 2005, 09:04:51 AM
TOD:

Wow, there are so many but here are a few that I enjoy:

Joan Blondell
Penny Singleton
Edna Mae Oliver
Margaret Dumont
Lucille Ball
Carol Burnett
Glenda Farrell
Ann Sothern
Spring Byington
Betty Kean
Zasu Pitts

I know more will come to mind as the day goes on.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 09:07:09 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

Madeleine Kahn
*Heck, I'd even throw in Barbra Streisand for her performance in "What's Up Doc?"
Joan Cusack
Kathy Najimy
Lucille Ball
Mary Tyler Moore - at least on the small screen
Carol Burnett - again, at least on the small screen

...And that's all I can think of, muster, right now.

-And, boy, was the list soooo off the top of my head, and sooo random.

;D
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 09:08:20 AM
Well, time for me to get some cleaning done before heading down to Richmond...  But I'll check in before hitting the road...

Laters...
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 09:11:21 AM
Ohh...

Alas, no "good news" when I stepped on the scale this morning.  However, no news is good news since I did not put on any weight over the past week.  -And with the Opening Night party and some Christmas chocolate... Whew!  However, I'm guessing I more than likely lost two pounds of fat, but put on two pounds of muscle.  Yeah, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.  ;)

*But my pants and shirts are fitting better... And I'm looking better in them, so that does have to count for something.

:)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 09:11:52 AM
DR Ginny - Enjoy your day of pampering.

:)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: elmore3003 on December 19, 2005, 09:14:55 AM
To All the HHWer in NYC...  If the transit strike does happen, what's the latest timeline for it to start?  -In any case, I guess it's "good" that I'm not heading up there today.

:-\

Midnight.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matthew on December 19, 2005, 09:17:13 AM
Baking day today... Madelines, Caramel Corn, Marshmellows, Martha's Lime Meltaways and Surprise cookies, and meranges (or something spelled similar to that) , will be checking in
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: elmore3003 on December 19, 2005, 09:17:44 AM
I carried a huge carton into Fed Ex expecting a huge line.  I went right to a window, wrote a check, and was out in 10 minutes!  If only the MTA negotiations went so well today!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: bk on December 19, 2005, 09:20:41 AM
These unions, both sides, always wait until the final moment.  That is, sadly, their "thing" - whether it's show business or transportation or anything else.  Their biggest bargaining chip is fear - fear that their actions will cause grief to the other side.  In the case of this particular strike, the MTA feel that if there's a strike the public will hate the workers, and the workers feel that if there's a strike the public will hate the MTA.  The public will, of course, hate them all and with good reason, although the people to really hate are the negotiators for both sides.  They are usually made up of adults behaving like grammar school children.  All that said, I do not think they will allow the strike - I think they'll take it to the eleventh hour and settle or postpone until after New Year's.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: FJL on December 19, 2005, 09:20:56 AM
I thought the 4 to a car rule for entering Manhattan at certain points only applied between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m.  Am I wrong about that?
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: FJL on December 19, 2005, 09:25:25 AM
The part of the negotiations I can't really get past is the union requesting retirement benefits vesting at age 50.  I'm sure it's a negotiating position, and the MTA's negotiating position is age 62.  But it makes the union look unrealistic to use age 50 as a negotiating position, while the MTA's negotiating position of 62 is making people we know (especilaly actors and theater people) say "that doesn't sound that unreasonable."
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jason on December 19, 2005, 09:32:14 AM
Maybe the 4-to-a-car rule is only during rush hours...? I dunno. Either way, it's a pain in the @$$.

BK: I hope you're right - they'll negociate until the last minute and get everything squared away. However, it doesn't look good. There's one sector of the MTA bus lines in Queens that does not fall under the Taylor law, which legally forbids a strike of public workers. That sector is on strike starting today. I have a feeling the rest of them are quite serious about striking...

And I don't think 62 is unreasonable at all...
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: FJL on December 19, 2005, 09:43:24 AM
I'm paraphrasing , but just saw that the leader of one of the unions invoked Rosa Parks as an example of the idea that just because something is illegal (the head of the union analogizing to the possible strike) doesn't mean it's not right and necessary.   He said this mentioning that the MTA had just honored Rosa Parks a few weeks ago by leaving a seat empty on every bus on Dec. 1.  
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 09:58:15 AM
I had three emty seats in my car on December 1 - didn't realize I was honoring anybody.  Whew!  I should pay attention.

Maybe on April 15  - the empty seats could honor the people left on the Titanic after all the lifeboats had been launched!!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: S. Woody White on December 19, 2005, 10:02:19 AM
And the word of the day is: PLUMAGE!
Plum age can be easily detected by the wrinkles.

(I work in a grocery store, I know these things.)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jason on December 19, 2005, 10:03:11 AM
On another, more frightening note - A friend of mine gave me a couple of clips from the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special as a Christmas gift. You haven't lived until you've seen Bea Arthur singing to Star Wars aliens or heard Carrie Fisher singing to a bunch of Wookies. What were they THINKING?!?!

Does anyone have any memory of this special airing??
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: bk on December 19, 2005, 10:03:17 AM
I know it looks bad - they want it to look bad.  They want it to be SCARY.  They're good at it.  Not just them - the musician's union, the writer's guild, whoever.  I'm predicting a settlement or postponment in the eleventh hour - because IF they strike during Christmas week the public will have their heads and the hatred aimed at them will be unrelenting.  
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: bk on December 19, 2005, 10:04:04 AM
I suppose I shall now be on my way to work with Miss Linda Purl, after which I shall return.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 10:05:42 AM
Well... All cleaned, all packed (almost), and almost ready to head out...

DR elmore - I just found out that the fax machine my parents had here is just that - "had" - I can't seem to find it anywhere.  Sorry...  However, you can fax it to me at the theatre tomorrow.  I'll e-mail you the info later.

Well, I'm off...  I'll be bringing my iBook with me, so... Until Richmond...

Laters...
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jason on December 19, 2005, 10:07:45 AM
Safe travels, Jose... Send my love to Steve.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: S. Woody White on December 19, 2005, 10:09:02 AM
We baked Toll Housae Chocolate chip cookies from scratch yesterday... NOW I remember why I became so enamored with those Pillsbury Refrigerated cookie dough rolls!!

Gosh whata lot of work those cookies are!!
You're joking, ain'tcha?

OK, I can see it being a lot of work if you're doing all that stirring by hand.  That's what mixers are for.  Stand mixers are best, but hand-held models work pretty well these days and are not expensive in the least.

Me, I like to add a squirt of molasses to the dough, adding a richness to the flavor and also keeping the cookies moist for a longer time.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: MBarnum on December 19, 2005, 10:22:37 AM
On another, more frightening note - A friend of mine gave me a couple of clips from the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special as a Christmas gift. You haven't lived until you've seen Bea Arthur singing to Star Wars aliens or heard Carrie Fisher singing to a bunch of Wookies. What were they THINKING?!?!

Does anyone have any memory of this special airing??

Oh, my gosh yes, I have a vague recollection of it! LOL!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: S. Woody White on December 19, 2005, 10:25:34 AM
Almost everything that can be said about last night's Mattress has been said...

...except...

Did anyone else out there find the sets to be, well, claustrophobic?  Small?  Unnecessarily built to be shot from above, like a Busby Berkley dance number, only without his flair?

I remember the Carol Burnett as Winnefred versions (or, at least, the second edition) as being staged on a wide expanse.  These sets couldn't have been more cramped if they'd been filled with nothing but cheese for weeks and there wasn't any ExLax around.

That's my opinion, at least.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: S. Woody White on December 19, 2005, 10:27:20 AM
Hey, kids, I've come across a really interesting website (http://www.deceittheplay.com/) today!  Give it a try!  It looks like fun!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: S. Woody White on December 19, 2005, 10:37:40 AM
At the other end of the spectrum is this website. (http://www.angryalien.com/1205/starwarsbuns.asp)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: S. Woody White on December 19, 2005, 10:44:03 AM
Der Brucer is in the kitchen ( :o) scrubbing away in the sink.  He's suggested that we could soak the country ham in the sink, that it would be perfectly safe.

I suggested that we not even try soaking it where Fletcher could get at it.  

We'll be soaking it in a styrofoam container, down in the basement, which will be kept locked.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2005, 10:44:12 AM
I am just getting a chance to post after catching up
on the weekends post

First of all  Happy Belated Birthday to Dan the Man

Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2005, 10:45:59 AM
and a happy belated birthday wish for DR Penny O as well!!!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2005, 10:49:23 AM
BK -  I think the DECEIT website is excellent.  I wish I could join you at your premier alas I am on the wrong coast....  
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: S. Woody White on December 19, 2005, 10:49:51 AM
On another, more frightening note - A friend of mine gave me a couple of clips from the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special as a Christmas gift. You haven't lived until you've seen Bea Arthur singing to Star Wars aliens or heard Carrie Fisher singing to a bunch of Wookies. What were they THINKING?!?!

Does anyone have any memory of this special airing??
You really believe that thinking had anything to do with it's creation?

You've been hanging around this site for how long, and you're still this innocent?

Never change, DR Jason, never change.  The world needs more people like you.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2005, 10:50:13 AM
~~~~~ANTI TRANSIT STRIKE VIBES~~~~~

for all NYers who rely on the mass transit system.....
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 10:56:26 AM
Has Miss Purl seen the new STATE FAIR dvd with her television guest starring performance?

I would guess she would be getting some hefty royalties by year's end....in the tens of dollars.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: S. Woody White on December 19, 2005, 11:05:37 AM
As long as I'm posting links to interesting sites, I've stumbled upon this one (http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/index2.html) as well.

Aren't the holidays fun???
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matthew on December 19, 2005, 11:36:14 AM
Lime Meltaways are mixed and chilling in the fridge.  Need to hit the Safeway (that's a supermarket for those on the OTHER coast) for cream of tarter and milk.  I don't hold much hope for the Meltaways as I feel the batter is a bit tart, but maybe with the dusting of powdered sugar they will shape up.  
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Tomovoz on December 19, 2005, 12:56:03 PM
No doubt the world shall survive my truancy today. I have Christmas visiting to do in a few country towns.
(Some may rmember long ago few time poster Beekay)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: S. Woody White on December 19, 2005, 01:01:40 PM
... Need to hit the Safeway (that's a supermarket for those on the OTHER coast) ...
Safeway is national.  They just opened a store across the highway from where I work.  It hasn't really made an impact on our customer-base; most of the time their parking lot is quite empty.  Having been inside, what der B and I found mirrors the comments our customers have been making: the store is uninviting, with aisles that seem too narrow and dark.  The prices are no better than ours, and often higher.

The worst comment one of our customers has made about the store is that she works there...and hasn't been paid in four weeks!  Seems someone didn't input her data into the computer correctly, and they're very slow in correcting it.  Worse, they haven't been covering her pay with advances.  I find this downright embarrassing.  When I started at my store, there was a similar computer input glitch on my data.  My management was very sympathetic/concerned with the situation, and made sure I was covered until the glitch could be corrected.

The odds of my moving across the highway to work range from slim to nothing.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matthew on December 19, 2005, 01:08:35 PM
My sister-in-law works for Safeway in a Real Estate capacity, even though she's West Coast, I'll let her know :)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 01:10:41 PM
Baking day today... Madelines, Caramel Corn, Marshmellows, Martha's Lime Meltaways and Surprise cookies, and meranges (or something spelled similar to that) , will be checking in

I need to be at DR Matthew's house today. Yum!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 01:13:15 PM
Had a nice lunch and then shopping at some computer stores. I wasn't in the market for anything, but my friend was, and I tagged along. Always fun to see the new gizmos.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matthew on December 19, 2005, 01:15:04 PM
The madeline's are out... and they look beaitiful... and if my camera was working, I'd take pictures :(
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 01:15:27 PM
Watched the remainder of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD this afternoon. I find it funny that I've seen it so many times now and am so familiar with it that I start to cry even before those golden moments happen. I just know they're coming and start to tear up.

Since it was too late to start any other movie, I just watched some of the special features on the first MOCKINGBIRD disc. Enjoyed Mary Badham's remembrances.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 01:16:52 PM
The madeline's are out... and they look beaitiful... and if my camera was working, I'd take pictures :(


Is there any way you could slip a few through one of the USB slots and somehow transmit them to the East Coast right now? I didn't have any dessert this afternoon, and they sound mouthwatering.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: SwishySarah on December 19, 2005, 01:30:08 PM
Why, oh WHY is Christmas shopping so tedious/stressful/burden-like/hard/long/whatever else you may come up with?

24 hours per day is NOT cutting it for me, when I have to spend 7 of them stuck inside a building, and 6 of them unconscious.

If anyone has any extra time that they'd like to dole out, I am a ready recipient right now. Or if anyone would like to write an essay analyzing any of the following, it would be most helpful:

The comedy on pages 10-15 in The Importance of being Earnest
Hungary
Sodomy in America
TLO
Abortion
US Government Torture
How my grandparents affect my material life (this must be in French, however, and I assume it would be helpful to know my grandparents.)

Yeah.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: William F. Orr on December 19, 2005, 01:30:45 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPY BELATED NATAL DAY TO DAN THE MAN![/move]

[move=RIGHT,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPY BELATED NATAL DAY TO PENNY O![/move]

And has anyone checked out our calendar?

It appears that Dan-theMan is 47, but Penny O is only 1 year old!

A lot of talent in that tot.  But such language in her novel for a toddler!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: William F. Orr on December 19, 2005, 01:36:06 PM
And so good to see dear Swishy Sarah again!

I have a vague memory of Maury Yeston coming into the BMI workshop some time around '77 or '78 and playing songs for "The Star Wars Christmas Album", which he had been contracted to write.

All I really remember is "What Do You Get a Wookie for Christmas", and the punch-line was "a comb".



















sigh
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matthew on December 19, 2005, 01:48:15 PM
Ah, the wonders of cell phone technology.  For you, DR Matt :)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 01:56:44 PM
Ah, the woders of cell phone technology.  For you, DR Matt :)

Thank you!  

I gained a couple of pounds just looking at them!   :-\
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 02:01:41 PM
I saw the ratings for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS last night. Had an audience of about 8.4 million, considerably less that audiences for ANNIE, CINDERELLA, and GYPSY. About the same as THE MUSIC MAN and more than BYE BYE BIRDIE.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 19, 2005, 02:55:04 PM
And one for Mahler! ;D
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: MBarnum on December 19, 2005, 03:23:01 PM
Who IS Mahler, and why does HE always get one!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 04:04:07 PM
Ask Elaine!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 04:04:15 PM
Or Stephen!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 04:04:35 PM
We are expecting a temperature of 2 degrees tonight.  Two Degrees!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 04:05:16 PM
I didn't get to see the picture of the madelines, but I have wanted one since DR MATTHEW posted about them earlier today.

How am I going to get one if it's only two degrees outside?
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 04:08:26 PM
I think I will watch a movie set in the South Seas....since it's going to be TWO DEGREES tonight.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 04:09:05 PM
Have I mentioned it's going to get down to Two Degrees F. tonight here in Mooresville, Indiana?
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 19, 2005, 04:13:53 PM
Who IS Mahler, and why does HE always get one!

Thanks to his exposure here, he is one tired, cliched dude...IMO.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 04:14:19 PM
Isn't this the week that Barbara Walters is going to tell us where Heaven is, what it is, and how to get there?

I don't even remember her named being mentioned in the King James Version of the Bible.  Maybe I should read that DaVinci Code Book.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 04:16:40 PM
Thanks to his exposure here, he is one tired, cliched dude...IMO.

LOL DR (the traveling) RLP.   ;D

Oh, damn, hey wait a minute!  Maybe Barbara Walters is the Harlot of Babylon....or those broads on The View are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.....hmmmm.    :o
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 04:18:07 PM
Is any DR bidding on that Walk-On Part in DR JOSE's production of DAMN YANKESS at Arena Stage?  If one us wins, I bet DR JOSE could give us a play on AND a play out.

I would want the few bars from the I Love Lucy theme!  Any one else with a preference?
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 19, 2005, 04:20:53 PM
Hello, all (and sundry):  My mom is catching up on her soaps (VHS recordings) which she missed this afternoon as we spent the day driving to, through, around and from Greenville SC.  We also ate.  And we shopped.  And shopped.  And shopped.

I lived there from 1957 until I entered the Navy in 1970.  My folks lived there until they both retired and moved to Virginia in 1989.  (They relocated to SC in 1993).

The city is much changed from my "halcyon" days.  I still love it, but I don't think I could live there again.

That said, it was our (my mother, maternal aunt and me...and the second time for my cousin) fifth annual December pilgrimage and we have a good time.

I spent a few bucks in Macy's which was having an incredible sale...30% off the already 20% reduced prices on certain men's clothing items.  I have a TON of socks now, and I LOVE socks!

During the trip, my cousin, with whom we always dine on Christmas eve, was trying to find out what everyone wanted for dinner.  We are having bbq chicken the night before, and we're having pork loin on Christmas day.  So...in the spirit of BK's holiday "Christmas Eve dinner", I suggested spaghetti.

And guess who gets to cook the sauce?  I don't mind.  In fact, I'm anticipating it.  My first time cooking for the family as a large group.  They won't know what hit 'em.

Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: bk on December 19, 2005, 04:24:13 PM
Is this a slow news day here at haineshisway.com?  Skammen.

Jrand, yes, Linda Purl has the State Fair DVD, as I gave it to her.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 19, 2005, 04:26:38 PM
TOD:

Bette Midler -- Outrageous Fortune, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Big Business

Judy Holliday -- Born Yesterday, The Solid Gold Cadillac

Doris Day -- Pillow Talk, The Thrill of it All, Lover Come Back, etc.

Carole Lombard -- My Man Godfrey, Twentieth Century

Myrna Loy -- "The Thin Man" movies and others.

Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 19, 2005, 04:30:24 PM
I have a vague memory of Maury Yeston coming into the BMI workshop some time around '77 or '78 and playing songs for "The Star Wars Christmas Album", which he had been contracted to write.

All I really remember is "What Do You Get a Wookie for Christmas", and the punch-line was "a comb".

sigh

A friend of mine has a bootleg tape with couple of songs written by Charles Strouse for a proposed Star Wars stage musical!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 19, 2005, 04:33:58 PM
Topic of the Day...here are just a few of my favorite performers, and since I don't really care what they've done, I didn't list any specific performances:

Lucille Ball
Carol Burnett
Imogene Coca
Judy Holliday
Madelaine Kahn
Bette Midler
Kathy Najimy
Rosalind Russell
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 04:45:28 PM

Jrand, yes, Linda Purl has the State Fair DVD, as I gave it to her.

Very thoughtful of you, MR BK!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: FJL on December 19, 2005, 04:53:33 PM
George - Actually, there's a link to one of Charles Strouse's Star Wars songs on Chuck Wagner's website.

http://www.chuckwagner.com/starwars.html
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: TPunk on December 19, 2005, 04:54:58 PM
That rule would apply as long as the strike is in effect. At least that's how I understand it...

I do think that the 4 people to a car rule only applies during the morning, maybe until 11? (you know, when we are all on our way to work...) and that it's for any cars entering the city below 96th street (you know, every major bridge and tunnel)

I won't be able to get downtown to work at GMHC, but one girl I work with lives in the city and drives; she said that she would pick me up and take me up to the bronx. That way I can say goodbye to my kids before their christmas vacation and give them their presents.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: TPunk on December 19, 2005, 05:12:31 PM
The Deceit site looks good BK.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: TPunk on December 19, 2005, 05:13:02 PM
Rodzinski just got home and we are going to have party leftovers for dinner.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: TPunk on December 19, 2005, 05:13:23 PM
See y'all later.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: bk on December 19, 2005, 05:18:33 PM
Soup?  I'll give you soup!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: bk on December 19, 2005, 05:19:21 PM
Went to the California Pizza Kitchen with Miss Tammy Minoff - I had carbonara, which they finally reinstated to the menu after a two-year hiatus.  Quite yummilicious.  
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 19, 2005, 05:24:09 PM
George - Actually, there's a link to one of Charles Strouse's Star Wars songs on Chuck Wagner's website.

http://www.chuckwagner.com/starwars.html

I'll have to listen to my CD again with copies of the two songs.  This doesn't sound familiar, but it could be that Chuck is singing it and he didn't sing the demo.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2005, 05:28:27 PM
Time to watch a DVD.

Hmmmmm.....maybe War of the Worlds double feature!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 19, 2005, 05:31:39 PM
I think the "Deceit[/color] (http://www.deceittheplay.com)" website is great!  I didn't realize at first that there are apartment windows in the letters.  Cool! ;D
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Charles Pogue on December 19, 2005, 05:39:33 PM
Myrna Loy!  Excellent choice, Ron!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 05:40:02 PM
Good Evening!

Greetings from Richmond...

The drive down was uneventful (thankfully) - as usual.  Once I got into town, I made a stop at Ukrop's... They have nice bathrooms there.  ;)

Then I finished up some Christmas shopping at Lane Sanson, Mongrel and World of Mirth.  Then I spent some time in my storage unit digging out a few things.  Well, two things to be exact.  I found both of them right off the bat, however, one of things - a computer program - is not the right "version".  I actually found my original floppy discs for the program - both the 5-1/4" and the 3-1/2" ones - remember those things? ;)   But I couldn't find the CD-ROM for the last upgrade.  I am trying to qualify for a competitive upgrade, and I think I'm going to need the CD-ROM (master disc), but... ya' never know.  Then it was over to Steve's...
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: elmore3003 on December 19, 2005, 05:52:56 PM
I just saw this weird commercial for Overstock.com, I believe.  There women in winter coat's are singing to the tune of "Jingle Bells" about "Oh, Oh, oh, the big O."  My big O fantasies never involved Overstock.com.  Really.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 05:56:19 PM
...Actually, before heading over to Steve's, I made a stop at Ukrop's to pick up some groceries for him.  When I had called him earlier, he had made mention that his cupboards were bare, so... Some cold cuts, bread, cereal, milk, ice cream, cookies, etc...  -Just the essentials.  ;)  -I also got a tray of mini-tarts: (one of each) coconut custard, lemon chess, chocolate fudge and pecan.  -And once I got to Steve's his cupboards were not that bare, but at least now he has a couple of snacks.  ;)

He's doing well.  Yes, work is crazy - mainly because he's trying to clear his desk before taking off next week.  His mom's medical condition has "evened out" for now, so that's good too.  -And his sisters have been rotating "duty".

We ended up heading over to Bottom's Up Pizza - it's located in Shockoe Bottom - for dinner.  It's great pizza!  Steve had a slice of their "Loaded" variety, and I tried a slice of one of their new specialty pizzaz, "The State Fair".  The crust is spread with Gulden's Brown Mustard, then topped with Caramelized Onions, Roasted Red Peppers, Sausage and Mozzarella Cheese.  It was quite tasty, and the mustard "sauce" provided a nice counterpoint to the savory toppings.  As always, their sourdough pizza crust is basically good enough to be served on it's own.

So, now we're back at his place.  Emeril is on TV in the background.  I'm on my laptop, and Steve is working on his computer - more rehearsal CDs for the Choral Society.

And in a little bit, we'll dig into the Breyer's Vanilla and some of those mini-tarts...

:)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 19, 2005, 05:58:37 PM
Today is the post office's busiest day of the year. My DH is a postal worker. He has worked ten-hour days six days a week for most of this month. I expect he'll work twelve hours today.

I discovered that today when I went stopped at the post office on my way to a doctorís appointment.  I immediately returned to my car and continued on to Barnes ĎNobel.  The line there was even longer.  An hour later I returned to purchase a couple of gift cards and was thrilled to find there wasnít a line.  Next I went to a different post office I was told is normally less crowed, and found only three people ahead of me.  As I turned to leave I was surprised to find a long line had formed.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: bk on December 19, 2005, 05:59:20 PM
Rodzinski, is the first number in your address a two or a seven?
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: bk on December 19, 2005, 05:59:48 PM
I shall shortly be on my way to rehearsal.  Keep the home fries burning until my returning.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 05:59:59 PM
...And I have a vague remembrance of that "Star Wars" Christmas Special.

...And I also still remember Carrie Fisher's appearance on "Saturday Night Live"... and that take off on the Beach Blanket Bingo movies... "I was just getting the spinach off her teeth."

;D
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 19, 2005, 06:01:24 PM
Is this a slow news day here at haineshisway.com?  Skammen.


Well, there was a gas leak at the church and I had to wait for an hour and a half for the gas company representative to come up. That's news.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 06:03:19 PM
BK - Do you need my address too?  I have three of them right now.

;D
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 19, 2005, 06:03:39 PM
And I baked cookies today. I am sick of cookies.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 06:04:29 PM
Hmm...

This just arrived in my e-mail box... along with a couple of other variations...  This is one of the few suitable for posting on a family site...  I hope.

;)

Santa Claus Is Wearing A Gown
(sung to Santa Claus Is Coming To Town)

You better come out,
you better not cry,
You better not pout,
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is wearing a gown.

He's making the switch,
He's leaving his wife,
He's gonna come out, to start a new life
Santa Claus is wearing a gown.

A secret he's been keeping,
It's made him awful tense.
He knows it will be better now,
When he comes down off that fence.

So you better come out,
You better not cry, you better not pout,
I'm telling you why.
Santa Claus is wearing a gown.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 06:05:09 PM
And now for some dessert... Mini Lemon Chess Tart with a scoop of Breyer's Vanilla.

:)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 19, 2005, 06:10:49 PM
Ginny Iím glad the procedure went well, didnít hurt and you didnít get sick.  Good vibes for a clean bill of health.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 19, 2005, 06:22:26 PM
Matthew- Madelineís.  Just the thought makes me happy.  Thank you for the photo.

SWW I like the idea of a touch of molasses in your chocolate chip cookies.  LOL-I think those are about the easiest cookies in the world to make and with the new hand held beaters I only use my large mixer for breads and heavy duty recipes.  

I will admit, when we lived in Michigan, to purchasing pre-molded cookies for baking.  There were exceptionally delicious and I could take one or two cookies out of the freezer instead of eating an entire batch.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 19, 2005, 06:27:04 PM
GOOD VIBES NY DOESNíT HAVE A TRANSIT STIKE!   Jason really needs to get away from the tacky decorations and return home. :)

My niece also needs to get home from the hospital.  Last night she had an emergency appendectomy.  At least they could do it by laparoscopy.  She will be heading home for the holidays Wednesday, a day earlier than the red eye flight planned for Thursday night.  Her mother changed the reservations and ordered a wheel chair for her.  The biggest challenge will be getting up and down the four flights of stairs at her apartment, if she can get home from the hospital.  I hope the trip to the airport won't be too difficult.  
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 19, 2005, 06:28:50 PM
MBarnum how are the roads up there?

Tomovoz say hello to Beekay.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 06:42:16 PM
Hmmm...  That was a very yummilicious Lemon Chess tart.

:)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 19, 2005, 06:44:02 PM
I just ate a delicious piece of marzipan, all the way from Brunoís bakery in NY.  Several of the pieces, the pumpkin shapes to be precise, are solid rocks and not eatable.  All the candies were to be fresh, either the pumpkins arenít or they are from a bad batch.  To add insult to injury I paid by the pound.  The peaches, oranges and corn (they didnít have my favorites, bananas) are as yummy as I remembered.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matthew on December 19, 2005, 06:48:14 PM
Marshmellows are going through their 15 minute bout with the kitchen aide, quite easy to make, those marshmellows are!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 19, 2005, 06:49:26 PM
Iím pleased to say UPS was incorrect, their truck with our package was not sitting in Maryland but about to arrive in Portland, which it did.  In the wee hours of the morning it was delivered to the Medford office and then to us this afternoon.  

Marzipan is not what I need to be eating after indulging in the fruitcake I happily opened when I returned home today.  
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 19, 2005, 06:50:58 PM
Matthew are your marshmallows vegetarian or made with gelatin?  
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 06:55:12 PM
And in other news...

When we got back from dinner, Steve found a box of old 45s sitting in front of his door.  Turns out they were left there by one of his condo mates who had given him some LPs a couple of weeks back.  Well...  Here's just a sampling of some of the titles...

Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything/In The End (RSO - Polydor)
Commodores - Brick House/Captain Quick Draw (Motown)
The Sylvers - Lovin' You Is Like Lovin' The Wind/High School Dance (Capitol)
Dave Dudley - If I Had One/Big Ole House (Mercury)
Bobby Vinton - Roses Are Red (My Love)/You And I (Epic)
The Playmates - The Day I Died/While The Record Goes Around (Roulette)
Aaron Neville - Tell It Like It Is/Why Worry (Par Lo)
Fraternity of Man - Don't Bogart Me/Wispy Paisley Skies (ABC) *I'm taking this one back with me to give to Matt Bogart. :)
Los Indios Tabajaras - Maria Elena/Jungle Dream (RCA Victor)
Tip Top Band - The Doctor and The Monks/Blue Danube Rock (Tip Top)

...And many more.  Quite the eclectic collection, huh?

I think Steve is going to use to them as home decor.  Some of them need to be cleaned up - some look a little moldy - but some still look playable.  -However, if there are any DRs who would be interested in a listing of the whole inventory...

;)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 06:58:58 PM
I just ate a delicious piece of marzipan, all the way from Brunoís bakery in NY.  Several of the pieces, the pumpkin shapes to be precise, are solid rocks and not eatable.  All the candies were to be fresh, either the pumpkins arenít or they are from a bad batch.  To add insult to injury I paid by the pound.  The peaches, oranges and corn (they didnít have my favorites, bananas) are as yummy as I remembered.

DR Jane - You can "revitalize" marzipan by leaving them in a closed container with a piece of bread, a slice of apple, or something like a paper towel that has been wet-ted and then wrung out.  Or just nuke them in the microwave in ten second spurts to see if they'll soften.  Sometimes if marzipan has been exposed to cold temps - like can happen in shipping - it can get quite hard, but it still might be salvageable.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 07:05:06 PM
...And the Balducci's/Sutton Place Gourmet stores in the DC area have wonderful marzipan for sale this time of year.  All sorts of shapes and varieties.  In fact, there was a story on the Food Network the other night about their one and only marzipan creator/shaper/maker.

Alas, I can't seem to find any shipping info on their website.

www.balduccis.com
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 07:06:26 PM
:)

Steve just put on the 45 of "Winchester Cathedral"...

Guess he's taking a break from his rehearsal CD work...

:)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matthew on December 19, 2005, 07:08:33 PM
Matthew are your marshmallows vegetarian or made with gelatin?  

Made with gelatin.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 19, 2005, 07:08:49 PM
The electrician came and gave us light in the kitchen.  I canít express how nice it is to see again.  Maybe the light will enable to cabinet installer to progress at a faster rate when he returns tomorrow, if he returns.  Rain might keep him away.

Ďnight
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 19, 2005, 07:17:03 PM
Jose thanks for the marzipan tip.  I tossed mine and sent two as gifts (thinking they were pretty if not eatable) and will pass the info along.

I didnít find marzipan at all.  Is it as good or better than Brunoís?

Matthew, oh well.  I would have asked for the recipe for Bryan.

Ďnight-for real.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 07:21:12 PM
...And the hits just keep on comin'...

Sue Winford... Freddie And The Dreamers... Parliament... Ohio Players... Judy Clay & William Bell... Spanky And Our Gang... Eagles... Danny & The Juniors... Clarence Henry... Blackwood Brothers Quartet... Tommy Roe... The Human Beinz... The 4 Seasons... The Tompkins Park Singers... Dave Grundy Combo... The Seeds... Don Covay & The Goodtimers... Brook Benton... Guy Marks ("Loving You Has Made Me Bananas")... The Raindrops... The Dixie Cups... The Sweet Inspirations... Joe Henderson... Ollie and the Nightingales... Jay and the Techniques... Del Shannon... Marlin Greene... Mama Cass... Frankie Love... Ronnie Height... Chuck Berry... Millie Small (The Blue Beat Girl)... The Hi-Lo's... Jerry Wallace... Eddie Floyd...

Yep, that's quite eclectic!  -And that's not even half of what came in the box!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 07:22:46 PM
And we just put on "Don't Bogart Me", since neither of us were at all familiar with it...  Turns out it's a "reefer song"... And was in the movie "Easy Rider".  Veddy, veddy interesting.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: TPunk on December 19, 2005, 07:23:17 PM
I just saw this weird commercial for Overstock.com, I believe.  There women in winter coat's are singing to the tune of "Jingle Bells" about "Oh, Oh, oh, the big O."  My big O fantasies never involved Overstock.com.  Really.

Rodzinski has a crush on the Overstock girl.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 07:23:43 PM
And does any DR know exactly what "Don't Bogart Me" actually means?  I'm guessing it refers to putting out a "marijuana cigarette".  Lots of references to "rolling another one" in the lyrics.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 07:27:07 PM
Oh...

After doing a quick scan of the rest of the 45s, it looks like a bunch of them were from a radio station, or at least a DJ.  Lots of "promotional" versions, as well as indications on how long the intros run.

Oh...

And I noticed that many of them are not labeled "Side A/B" or "Side 1/2".  How could you tell which side was supposed to be the "B Side"?
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: TPunk on December 19, 2005, 07:27:26 PM
Rodzinski, is the first number in your address a two or a seven?

It's a 2.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jennifer on December 19, 2005, 07:27:29 PM
Did anybody else watch the new show with Howie Mandel, To Deal Or Not To Deal?

Very bizarre gameshow, which seems to be on many days this week.  There are 25+ boxes (i forget how many) with amounts from 1 penny to 1 million dollars in each). You start by picking a box/suitcase.  Then you pick 6 and see which amounts you do not have in your box.

After you pick the first 6, some banker guy calls up Howie and tells him how much he will offer you for your box. If you accept the offer the game is over. If you do not deal, then you pick 5 more boxes and he makes you a new offer (depending on how much total cash you have left on the board). Then you choose 4 boxes/3..2.

It's sort of amusing since there is nothing else on.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 07:30:44 PM
...And now for some Frank Zappa...  On LP...  "One Size Fits All"...

Now that's eclectic!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 07:33:01 PM
Did anybody else watch the new show with Howie Mandel, To Deal Or Not To Deal?


Apparently, it's another one of those hit game shows from "across the pond" that's been adapted for North American audiences.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 07:34:05 PM
Hmm... I bet DR Tomovoz might know of some of the artists I posted earlier... or even DR Rodzinski...  or...
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 07:36:54 PM
Ah, the wonders of Google...

From the Online Slang Dictionary (http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~wrader/slang/b.html):

Quote
bogart   v   1. to steal or hog. ("Don't bogart my cookies!") Origin: possibly during the 1960s as a drug reference. The band Fraternity of Man has a song called "Don't Bogart Me." Lyrics include: "Don't bogart that joint, my friend, pass it over to me." It has been theorized that the term is an allusion to Humphry Bogart, an American actor who always had a cigarette hanging from his lips. To "bogart" a joint, then, would be letting it hang from one's lips without passing it on.  Submitted by Emily Marcroft, UC Berkeley, CA, USA, 13-01-1998. Additions by Dan Day, MA, USA, 12-03-1998.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: MBarnum on December 19, 2005, 07:45:18 PM
The Seeds? I don't think that is a good name for a band.

I must hear Guy Mark's singing "Loving You Just Drove me Bananas."

Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: MBarnum on December 19, 2005, 07:46:22 PM
DR Jane, when the Cost Plus Import store opens here in a few months the first thing I am gonna do is go there and buy some Marzipan! They carry a wonderful selection of the stuff!

And the roads here are fine now.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: MBarnum on December 19, 2005, 07:47:19 PM
I must now hie myself to the post office and mail a few items.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 19, 2005, 08:06:44 PM
DR Jane, when the Cost Plus Import store opens here in a few months the first thing I am gonna do is go there and buy some Marzipan! They carry a wonderful selection of the stuff!

A Cost Plus World Market opened up here in Olympia just a few months ago!  They do have a nice selection of many different things.  My sister loves the place.  I always want to go and buy something...anything, but I don't have the funds to get everything that I want (but I do have to admit that there's not much that I actually need ;)).
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 08:07:50 PM
Good evening!

It's freezing outside right now, but we have a fine five day forecast in store for us, so hopefully more days like today.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 08:09:58 PM
Put in LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND tonight after my cleaning chore. Very enjoyable as always.

I had totally forgotten that Hugh Laurie played Vincente Minnelli. Vincente Minnelli should have been so attractive!

I only got as far as 1959 in the film, so there's a bit more to see tomorrow.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 08:11:07 PM
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER had a sweet natured New Year's Eve story that I enjoyed even if I didn't think it was laugh-out-loud funny.

SOmetimes nice, pleasant, and sweet are good enough, and this episode had tremendous good will.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 08:13:04 PM
OUT OF PRACTICE had a New Year's Eve party scenario, too, but written by Joe Keenan, it had his celebrated mixed-up identities at its core. Funny, but this is the THIRD time these merry mix-ups have been used as the central plot of an episode for this series. Starting to seem too familiar for a show that's only halfway through its first year.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 08:15:06 PM
The gorgeous-to-look-at CSI: MIAMI had a reinvestigation of an old rape case that had suspects switching like fleas jumping on and off a dog.

I wouldn't rank it among the best episodes of the show I've yet seen, but it was OK, and as stated earlier, always THE high definition show to check out.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 08:17:12 PM
Tomorrow I must do some serious present wrapping. The glut of parties start on WEdnesday.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 08:17:22 PM
Well, let's hope that when the clock strikes 12 that the trains and busses in New York City will still be running.

:-\
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2005, 08:26:53 PM
And now it's time for me to take an early trip to the Land of the Wussburgers avec fromage....

Bonne nuit.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jason on December 19, 2005, 08:32:03 PM
As promised, here's a peek at what's lighting up my neighborhood. Yes, here's some of the Christmas Tackiness:
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jason on December 19, 2005, 08:32:54 PM
And a little more:
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 19, 2005, 08:41:15 PM
Well, I guess I'll be heading downstairs now for bed.

Hope everyone has a good rest of the evening.

Good night!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2005, 09:29:58 PM
And does any DR know exactly what "Don't Bogart Me" actually means?  I'm guessing it refers to putting out a "marijuana cigarette".  Lots of references to "rolling another one" in the lyrics.

It means to not pass along the joint that you are sharing.  Proper pot smoking etiquette requires one  to take one "toke" (inhalation) and immediately pass the joint to the next person in line.  If one holds onto it for a second "toke" one will surely be chastised by one's compatriots by being told  "Hey don't bogart!"

I pass this on as information learned by attending college in the 1970's.  Of course all information I gleaned was purely word of mouth and  hearsay............ ::)  
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 19, 2005, 09:45:10 PM
I pass this on as information learned by attending college in the 1970's.  Of course all information I gleaned was purely word of mouth and  hearsay............ ::)

Uh huh...that's what they all say. ;)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 19, 2005, 09:54:08 PM
Those are great, Jason! Really.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2005, 09:55:09 PM
I should have continued reading on, I see you already found your answer.


It is refreshing to know that the members  of the "younger generation" are not engaging in these pot smoking activities like so many misguded youth in the past were wont to do.   I have heard tell that pot smoking in one's youth can cause serrious diffuculty in accomplishing fine fingers motions in the later years  fore instnace causgubng diffucialt in certain tsklas such as tyipng can effect cognitive functions  causing poeple to lose the r abiltuy to end snetences and just start rabmmling on and on and on and on driftting from one topic  to anothr,such as,I don'tknow laundrey becasue  everyone has to do laundrey yo u know except I guess if you're very rich then you can get someone to do it for you or if your are realy really rich I guess you could jiust wear your cltohes onece and then throw them away except then you would have to go shoppingall of the time  ecxept I guess if you are really rich you don't even care about going shjopping you just get someone to do it for you or I =guess you could call up and have them send the clothes over  and they would vbe hapopy to do it because youare so rich and they would be so proud to bringyou astuff and they would go home at nigjt and their family would say "How was your day?" and they would say oh really great I got to bring cltihres over to thois rich persons house  and then their family would be like all impressed and stuff and say like "wow you are so lucky how did you get to meet this realy rich person?" and they would go  "well he just called up cause he threw out allof his clothes" and they would all be like  "No way" and you'd be all like "Straight shooting no lie"  and they 'd be all like ................................................. .................................... I'm getting hungry.    Does anybody have any donuts orcookies or something?  I gotta go see if I have any cookies or something in the kitchen
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 19, 2005, 10:02:56 PM
ROTFLMAO!! ;D
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2005, 10:04:34 PM
ROTFLMAO!! ;D
:-*
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2005, 10:07:04 PM
1:09 AM  EST and the transist talks go on... no word yet if there will be a full scale strike but I just can't wait up any more to find out...nighty night!



Keep those anti transist strike vibes acoming!!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2005, 10:11:14 PM
Oh and Jason... I love the decorations.... I am particularly fond of that asymetrical star!  
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 19, 2005, 10:22:06 PM
1:09 AM  EST and the transist talks go on... no word yet if there will be a full scale strike but I just can't wait up any more to find out...nighty night!



Keep those anti transist strike vibes acoming!!

According to THIS (http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/12/19/nyc.transit.ap/index.html) on cnn.com, "NYC transit strike begins with 2 commuter lines."  It says:

NEW YORK (AP) -- Commuters who depend on two private bus lines were forced to find their own way home after drivers walked off the job early Monday, a predicament that could soon paralyze the entire city if the transit strike widens.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: bk on December 19, 2005, 10:46:27 PM
That sounds like a private company's employees jumping the strike and being butt cheeks - and they should be fired for doing so, since the strike was, at least at that point, not official.  Haven't heard if it is or isn't, but those two drivers should receive no Christmas presents this year.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: bk on December 19, 2005, 10:47:05 PM
Rehearsal was a little low energy tonight, but that's because they had three days off - some good things, and we did some extensive work on the end of act one.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 20, 2005, 12:56:23 AM
A lull. ::)

I keep forgetting that I'm still logged in.  Sorry.

Here's a bit of useless news:  today, as I was driving back to work from lunch, my car (a 1998 Ford Escort) rolled over 96,000!  

Just had to share. ;)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 20, 2005, 12:57:25 AM
BK, it's fun hearing about how your rehearsals are going.  I haven't been in a show for more than three years.  I keep telling myself that I should audition for things, but then I don't.  My bad.





Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 20, 2005, 01:01:27 AM
I know that this is not your case, but I've been in shows that had horrible directors (tyrants, even) but I still enjoyed the whole theatrical experience.  I love rehearsing and learning lines (although, I have to admit that I do take longer than I should) and getting to know the people in the cast and crew.  It's all just a lot of fun... but I've never made a career out of it.  I don't know how well I could do in any kind of extended run. ::)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 20, 2005, 01:03:37 AM
So here's a question about professionals learing lines.  Is there a contractually obligated time limit or a fine if lines aren't learned on time?  I know rehearsals are always limited and actors have to learn their lines, but what happens if professional actors don't?
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 20, 2005, 01:04:10 AM
...learn their lines in time, I mean.
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 20, 2005, 01:13:13 AM
I CAN STILL POST TODAY BUT TOMORROWS NOTES ARE ALREADY UP AND RUNNING!
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 20, 2005, 01:22:21 AM
This is cool!  I can quote a post from yesterday:

I CAN STILL POST TODAY BUT TOMORROWS NOTES ARE ALREADY UP AND RUNNING!

And in yesterday's posts, I can quote THIS message! ;)

Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 20, 2005, 01:23:51 AM
Okay, I'll stop now.  Goodnight...two guests. :)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 20, 2005, 06:48:47 AM
I thought I'd post in this old thread just to be last in line (unless someone else follows my lead).
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 20, 2005, 08:15:22 AM
Grrrr..... ;)
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: Matt H. on December 20, 2005, 08:36:55 AM
Hey, no fair! You had your chance last night!  :D
Title: Re:COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 20, 2005, 08:52:11 AM
As long as the day is not locked...all's fair in love and postings! ;)