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Title: EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 12:04:36 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you're ready to attend the Do, whether in person or online, and now it is time for you to post until the Christmas Cows come home.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 12:05:50 AM
And the word of the day is: CALUMNY!
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Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 12:38:15 AM
Welcome six GUESTS!  It's amazing when there are six GUESTS and no hainsies/kimlets (save for George, who is just sitting there like so much fish).  Our GUESTS are not WUSSBURGERS.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 12:38:43 AM
I've had my popcorn - do I really want to be bad and have a chocolate donut.  Why, I think the answer is yes.
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 24, 2005, 02:49:50 AM
Christmas Eve for my family was spent at the home of my godparents with their parents and their children. A comfortable memory for me - thoughts of traditional English Christmas fare: fruit cake, fruit mince tarts and shortbread.
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Post by: Ben on December 24, 2005, 04:29:15 AM
Hello to all my friends!!!  ;D

I'm in an Internet cafe in Dublin. It's around 12:30 in the afternoon, 7:30am in New York. This is the first time I've had to check the e-mail, etc. We are having a wonderful time. Too much to tell in a quick check in.

Hello Dear Tom, it's already Christmas there isn't it?

Jane, we haven't been to Thornton's yet. We will try to get there today but if not then we will get there next Thursday or Friday. Most everything is closed early today and all day tomorrow and many things are closed for St. Stephen's Day AKA Boxing Day. We leave for Cardiff on Tuesday and will be there for two days, returning to Dublin late Thursday morning. We then have only Thursday and Friday here in Dublin.

It's been a great trip so far with wonderful experiences. I will tell more when we return to New York. I won't be around tomorrow. We are having Christmas lunch at 2:15pm at the North Star Hotel. Very festive.

Happy Christmas to all. Hugs and Kisses.
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2005, 06:11:55 AM
Good morning, all!  DR BEn, what a lovely surprise!  I'm running off to the recording office to pick up some Toyland scores, then the pharmacy, which I forgot to do yesterday during my IRS angst.  I plan to have a quiet day, maybe watch wHITE CHRISTMAS and a few other hol;iday films.

My Christmas Eve memories are vague.  As a child, I was more concerned with Christmas morning and all the loot, although I have memories of some wonderful Christmas Eve dinners out with my family.  I suspect it was my father paying my mother back for having to cook a huge meal on the next day.  I also remember more clearly the family get-together the weekend before Christmas with all my mother's family, which was filled with good cheer and aunts and uncles and a grandmother I miss enormously to this day.

Happy holidays to all of you!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Michael on December 24, 2005, 06:33:36 AM
Happy Holidays the day before!!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: S. Woody White on December 24, 2005, 06:41:06 AM
Isn't a calumny someone who graduated from UC Berkeley?
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 24, 2005, 06:45:23 AM
Good morning, fellow Dear Readers.

My most memorable Christmas Eve was when I went to BK's Holiday Do a few years ago. It was great fun.

Today I must pick up some pointy party hats and party balloons for tomorrow. And a quick trip in to the grocery store. I am attempting a dinner tomorrow that is way past my culinary skills. If I fail, we'll have Cheerios for dinner.
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Post by: S. Woody White on December 24, 2005, 06:48:19 AM
Things have been hopping at the store.  No, we don't have a special on frog's legs.  It's just an expression to say that we've been very, very, very busy.

Yes, that's three verys.  We've been that busy.

We'll be open until seven tonight, but we'll be closed on Christmas Day.  Checking with our store manager, Carol, we can expect New Year's to be even busier.  For Christmas, lots of Rehoboth-ians visit their families elsewhere.  New Year's itself, the opposite occurs, with people coming into town to party.  This skews differently from the other stores in the chain; I guess the people who shop at our other venues will all be coming here!  (Should be quite crowded.)
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Post by: S. Woody White on December 24, 2005, 06:52:46 AM
I have our annual country ham (new tradition, second year we've done this) soaking in a cooler in the sink, hopefully leaching out some of the salt.  I'll be cooking it when I get home tonight.

I have no idea what we'll be having for dinner tonight, however, since the country ham is for sharing with der Brucer's family.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: S. Woody White on December 24, 2005, 06:54:57 AM
...I am attempting a dinner tomorrow that is way past my culinary skills....
What are you serving for dinner, DRLaura?
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 24, 2005, 06:55:33 AM
I remember your telling about the ham last year, SWoody. Sounds like a lot of work, but very delicious!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 24, 2005, 06:56:19 AM
I am trying prime rib twice-baked potatoes, corn casserole (for DR Sandra) and two-layer pumpkin pie. This would be easy for you, but I am a really bad cook.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 24, 2005, 06:59:00 AM
At Thanksgiving, I had everything timed out and we went for our annual Thanksgiving Day Drive. When we got home, I discovered the turkey timer had popped out about an hour early, so I was completely thrown off in getting things on the table.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: S. Woody White on December 24, 2005, 07:12:35 AM
Turkey timers (the spring-loaded ones stuck in the bird) are highly unreliable.  You're far better off getting an instant-read thermometer.  They're inexpensive, and give an accurate idea of the meat's temperature.  Just don't poke it in so that the probe touches any bones: that'll throw your reading way off.  And remember: the meat will continue to cook after you take it out of the oven.  Once you've reached your target temperature, take the meat out and tent it with foil, and let it rest for at least fifteen minutes.  That way, the juices will restabilize throughout the roast, and the whole roast will be moist and delicious.

If you like horseradish, make sure you pick up some while you're at the market!  And smile and laugh with the cashier, if you can!  They like friendly customers.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 24, 2005, 07:18:11 AM
Thanks, SWoody. I hope it turns out. I decided to splurge on prime rib this year, since we have really cut way way back on the presents and things.

Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 24, 2005, 07:20:44 AM
Happy Christmas Eve/Pleasant Saturday (whichever is applicable) to every one/each of you.

If the holly hasn't been hauled out, it's definitely not too late...but it's getting there.

My mom is roasting a turkey breast in the oven and has a roast in the crock pot.  We are going to buy some fresh chickens in a short while for a fried chicken feast Monday evening.

Nobody fries chicken like my mom!

At least, that's my story and I've stuck to it for decades!

I know I can't duplicate it, no matter how much I try.

Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 24, 2005, 07:25:41 AM
I have no "most memorable" memories of Christmas Eve.  I've certainly had some fine ones, but I've also had some that sucked.

My memory doesn't dwell on the latter, although I can tell you that one fine Christmas Eve, when I was assigned to a radio station in northern Italy in 1973, I was informed that I was not only working a double shift that day, but that I was working another on Christmas Day.  After all, I was told, I was a single man and most the rest of the staff was married...and some even had children (though only two out of eight).  I would get, I was told, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

I said I understood, but the fact was that I was supposed to have Christmas Day off and both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day because of the rotation we worked.  As it turned out, I got the brunt of the holiday hours along with two other single folks.  And that included having to work New Year's Eve, as well.

I nipped that crap in the bud in the next year...I learned I was pulling 48-hour work weeks while some on the staff barely pulled 30 hours.

I delivered an ultimatum, I took instant leave without their consent (although the station manager approved it) and when I returned, I found things much-improved and a lot more fair.

And it all linked back to a rather dismal Christmas Eve.

Now...aren't you sorry BK asked???!!!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 07:29:46 AM
The squeaky wheel gets the grease, DR RLP.

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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 07:30:57 AM
Yes, TOMovOZ, I agree that TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE is one of the BEST if not THE best of the Connery Bonds.  

I did realize last night that I also like YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - that's a nice title tune crooned by Nancy Sinatra, and the Japanese locations and actors are great!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 07:31:16 AM
Calumny - isnt' that baking powder?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 24, 2005, 07:31:43 AM
I shall be thinking about the famous BK Christmas Eve Spaghetti Supper this evening when I take my own spaghetti sauce to my cousin's house for our first ever Christmas Eve spaghetti supper.

It won't be the festive doings at BK's...but it will be fun, nontheless.  I can guarantee that there will be no singing by other than C/W or gospel singers...and that I shall probably very nearly kill myself after the third playing of "Mary, Did You Know?"...and that only Fox News will be airing on the television set which remains on, albeit mostly muted, the entire evening.

Did anyone knew that in the south, Fox News is considered the ONLY valid source of news of the outside world?

My holiday wish:  That Ann Coulter find someone who can actually love her and inspire her to love in return.  Otherwise, she will remain one cold, deluded, egocentric bitch.

Pardon mine opinion!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 07:32:16 AM
Not a lot of memories of Christmas Eve, although I remember seeing on television that people hung their stockings by the fireplace, and we didn't have a fireplace.  I was about 4, so I suggested we hang our stockings on the knobs on the television set - which worked JUST as well!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 07:33:27 AM
Off to the lovely WORLD OF WISDOM.  I hope we have LOTS OF CUSTOMERS.  We close at 6 pm so I should be here for the LIVE postings from Mr BK's Christmas Do!!!

Glad to hear the actor took the notes to heart and is trying.  Fingers crossed.  Is the cast coming to the do?
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 07:35:35 AM
Enjoy your days off DR JOSE.  I just realized that working on a Broadway show is a lot like being a vampire....you sleep all day and walk around all night.

LESTAT!!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 07:36:35 AM
Back after a day in Retail!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 24, 2005, 07:36:51 AM
Is the opposite of a high colonic a low calumny?
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Post by: MBarnum on December 24, 2005, 07:37:26 AM
You know, it has been eons since I have watched a Sean Connery James Bond movie!

I think all of my Christmas Eves have been pleasant ones...but none stand out in my mind, at least not this early in the morning.

Today, rather then tomorrow, will be my Christmas celebration. I will hie myself to Aumsville (as that is now where my sister/brother-in-law and my neice/husband all have moved to...they live across the street from each other) and we shall have our celebration!


Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 24, 2005, 07:38:03 AM
Enjoy your days off DR JOSE.  I just realized that working on a Broadway show is a lot like being a vampire....you sleep all day and walk around all night.

LESTAT!!

I shall be seeing "Lestat" one week from today at San Francisco's Curran Theater!!!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 08:12:27 AM
Good morning!

Beautiful day and another with highs getting near 60. COuldn't be more beautiful.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 08:14:58 AM
I have no specific memories of any memorable Christmas Eves. My first partner and I were at a Christmas party when we danced together and found there was a spark there, but it was several days before Christmas Eve, and we didn't spend CHristmas together that year because each of us had family obligations. But that night in 1982 is probably the most memorable Christmas season of my adult life.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 08:16:22 AM
My favorite Sean Connery Bond is GOLDFINGER followed by DR. NO. I think I like the latter because it wasn't top heavy with gadgets and special effects, but FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE is certainly an entertaining spy yarn. I may watch it today since it's been some time since I've seen it.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 08:17:25 AM
But number uno on the to-watch list today is CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT. I've had it for many weeks and have just been putting off watching it.

Tomorrow will probably be WHITE CHRISTMAS and maybe IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 08:18:12 AM
Got that kitchen floor mopped earlier this morning, too, so glad to have that little chore behind me as well.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 08:19:36 AM
Not expecting any packages or anything today in the mail, so I'll have to make do until Tuesday with whatever DVDs and video media I already have at hand. Kind friends certainly provided me with many new DVDs that I can watch over this long holiday weekend.
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Post by: Kerry on December 24, 2005, 08:37:03 AM
Merry Christmas Eve!!!

I hope you've all been good; Santa comes to town.  Santa doesn't even care what religion anyone is, or what is politically correct; he just wants the world to be happy.

We can all have a Merry Christmas; we can all have a Happy Hanukah; we can all have a wonderful Kwanza;  we all had a lovely solstice.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2005, 09:12:47 AM

My holiday wish:  That Ann Coulter find someone who can actually love her and inspire her to love in return.  Otherwise, she will remain one cold, deluded, egocentric bitch.

Pardon mine opinion!

It isn't so far from mine.  I think she acts from the superiority of knowing that when she dies they will remove a certain four-letter word from the English language forever.  Well, maybe two if "evil" is removed as well.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 09:14:34 AM
I'm up, I'm up, and shall now be on my way to Gelson's to hopefully beat the crowds.  Yes, I shall beat the crowds because frankly the crowds have been annoying me and they deserve beating.
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Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 09:29:20 AM
CONNERY BONDS - that's the name of my new investment for the new year, pays a much higher percentage than municipal bonds
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Post by: S. Woody White on December 24, 2005, 09:29:32 AM
Crowds are much better when beaten with a whisk.  Preferably to soft peaks, but stiff peaks are good, too.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: S. Woody White on December 24, 2005, 09:31:41 AM
Weren't connery bonds what Fred Astaire was trying to sell Jennifer Jones in The Towering Inferno?
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Post by: S. Woody White on December 24, 2005, 09:32:46 AM
Does anyone out there think that Moore Bonds have any real value?
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Post by: Ginny on December 24, 2005, 09:34:58 AM
Christmas Eve greetings from SW Ohio!  This elf wrapped presents from 7:30am until noon and is (almost) done.  DH Richard, DS Rob, and I are off later this afternoon to an Anglican church in Cincinnati for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, a covered dish dinner, and visits with both grandmas on the way home.  Tomorrow, it'll be just the 3 of us, my mom, her sister, and my cousin from Atlanta for Honey Baked Ham, cheese potatoes, green beans, Jello, sweet potato pie, and Christmas cookies.

When I was growing up, Christmas Eve was as big a holiday as Christmas Day.  My family opened presents on Christmas Eve.  Overnight, Santa filled the stockings and left a "Santa present."  

One CE I don't really remember, but have heard repeated so often it seems like it:  1953, our first holiday season in Detroit.  My parents were very lonely for their Portland friends, so opened presents in the middle of the afternoon.  My mom had given my dad a new watchband and they decided that we'd drive downtown to have it put on his watch before the stores closed.  My dad wanted to make a left turn where such was forbidden, but a cop saw the Oregon plates still on our car and put his hand over the NO LEFT TURN sign and averted his eyes.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 10:05:36 AM
I arrived at Gelson's at nine-twenty to find a completely filled parking lot and maniacal crowds.  Amazing.  Thankfully, I only had to purchase two items, so I got to use the under nine items line and I was in and out in five minutes.  I then went to the gas station to put gas in the motor car and that, too, was jammed (I got the last pump).  I'm SO happy I do not have to go anywhere else today.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 10:07:21 AM
Good Morning! Good Afternoon!

It's nice to get eight hours of sleep.  However, since I didn't really get to bed until around 3:30am...  I blame it on all the sugar I ate last night. Yes, I am blaming Jose!  ;)

In other news...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 10:08:39 AM
My family usually celebrates Christmas on Christmas Eve rather than Christmas Day.  Christmas Day ends up being a day of rest and/or visting.

Details to follow...  I need to get my workout in before my motivation takes me elsewhere.

Laters...
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 10:14:34 AM
I echo those sentiments of staying inside tonight. I did my weekly grocery shopping yesterday so I wouldn't have to think about doing it today or Monday. (I'm assuming the grocery stores will be closed on Sunday).
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Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 10:15:40 AM
I haven't had a thing to eat all day, so I'm going now to remedy that.


WBBL.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 24, 2005, 11:14:32 AM
We'll be at church this evening, which is around the corner, so I don't have to drive anywhere more today.
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Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 11:16:31 AM
Tuna pasta salad is made, and I've begun the arduous task of putting away things that have been piling up for months.  O joy.  O rapture.  Also, transfering some LPs to CDs, something else I've been putting off for ages.

Now, let's get some postin' goin' on.  You'd think it was the day of Christmas Eve.  Let's get some creatures stirring, shall we?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 24, 2005, 11:26:26 AM
It isn't so far from mine.  I think she acts from the superiority of knowing that when she dies they will remove a certain four-letter word from the English language forever.  Well, maybe two if "evil" is removed as well.

She was on a Fox News segment yesterday afternoon while I was visiting at my aunt's.  Although the TV was muted, I was moved to express my dislike of her.  My cousin turned the volume up and Coulter held forth on some maniacal assertions about liberals not being able to reason about something.  I opined that she is a "bitch with a capital 'C'".

I received some looks of surprise, but no arguments.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 24, 2005, 11:28:34 AM
Favorite Bonds:

Connery: "Goldfinger" & "Diamonds Are Forever"

Movie (not just Connery): "On Her Majesty's Secret Service."

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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 11:33:58 AM
I have no "most memorable" memories of Christmas Eve.  I've certainly had some fine ones, but I've also had some that sucked.

My memory doesn't dwell on the latter, although I can tell you that one fine Christmas Eve, when I was assigned to a radio station in northern Italy in 1973, I was informed that I was not only working a double shift that day, but that I was working another on Christmas Day.  After all, I was told, I was a single man and most the rest of the staff was married...and some even had children (though only two out of eight).  I would get, I was told, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

I said I understood, but the fact was that I was supposed to have Christmas Day off and both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day because of the rotation we worked.  As it turned out, I got the brunt of the holiday hours along with two other single folks.  And that included having to work New Year's Eve, as well.

I nipped that crap in the bud in the next year...I learned I was pulling 48-hour work weeks while some on the staff barely pulled 30 hours.

I delivered an ultimatum, I took instant leave without their consent (although the station manager approved it) and when I returned, I found things much-improved and a lot more fair.

And it all linked back to a rather dismal Christmas Eve.

Now...aren't you sorry BK asked???!!!

So glad you don't "dwell on the latter", DR Ron!

To make you feel better, let me tell you that I work all Xmas eve tonight -- 12 hours --, all Xmas night tomorrow -- 12 hours --, all of New Year's eve -- 12... well, you know the routine!... -- and all New Year's night!
But, hey, that beats being unemployed!
I guess I just had to be smarter and get a better job! ;D

And, I'm ready to buy Moore Bonds, DR Woody! THAT shows you how smart I am!! :D
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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 11:35:59 AM

Happy Holiday evening and night to all!

DR Tomovoz 's computer keeps "crashing through the snow"!!

How festive!
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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 11:39:04 AM

So nice to hear from you, DR Ben!

Holiday in Europe can be thrilling too!

Joyeux Noël!
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Post by: Matthew on December 24, 2005, 11:43:33 AM
I thought I was through in the stores also, until I realized that I'm suppose to bring drinks to mom's for Christmas Day.  Back out to the store,
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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 11:44:18 AM

I do not know if DR Jennifer is familiar with this wonderful Canadian clown, Marc Favreau. I just heard on the radio, before coming to work tonight, that he had passed away! Some talent, I tell you!

http://www.ledevoir.com/2005/12/19/98053.html?214
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2005, 12:06:19 PM
MERRY  CHRISTMAS  EVE, Y'ALL!!!

Cahloo and cahlay and calumny, too!  We have just about everything done here in Jerseyland and we are ready for a rare relaxing and laid-back Christmas Eve.  Mom and I are getting ourselves ready for Church (very strange--we've been going to 4:30 pm Mass on Christmas Eve for a few years now for Christmas services--our church has not had Midnight Mass for years and we are usually too pooped to attend 10:00 pm Mass, so we now do this early matinee.)
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2005, 12:08:49 PM
"Everybody Says Do"?  Is that from the same show as "Anyone Can Wassel"?
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2005, 12:11:51 PM
PAGE THREE DANCE:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/p43803-072-398h.jpg)

Rocking around the Christmas Tree
at the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Ev'ry couple tries to stop

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Voices singing "Let's be jolly
Deck the halls with boughs of holly"
Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone's dancing merrily
In a new old fashioned way

Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Let the Christmas Spirit ring
Later we'll have some pumpkin pie
and we'll do some caroling

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Voices singing "Let's be jolly;
Deck the halls with boughs of holly"
Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone's dancing merrily
In a new old fashioned way
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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 12:16:39 PM
"Everybody Says Do"?  Is that from the same show as "Anyone Can Wassel"?

Absolument! Along with "Me And My Crown!".....
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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 12:17:22 PM
PAGE THREE DANCE:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/p43803-072-398h.jpg)

Rocking around the Christmas Tree
at the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Ev'ry couple tries to stop

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Voices singing "Let's be jolly
Deck the halls with boughs of holly"
Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone's dancing merrily
In a new old fashioned way

Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Let the Christmas Spirit ring
Later we'll have some pumpkin pie
and we'll do some caroling

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Voices singing "Let's be jolly;
Deck the halls with boughs of holly"
Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone's dancing merrily
In a new old fashioned way


The jernt is rocking!! :D
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Tomovoz on December 24, 2005, 12:34:45 PM
It's Christmas Day here.

I shall return later -  much later!! (Computer willing).
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 12:46:07 PM

Happy Christmas Day, DR Tomovoz!

Hope Santa brings you a new computer!
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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 12:47:26 PM


I shall return later -  much later!!

Yes, we know: you have to deliver presents to the rest of the world on your sleigh! :D
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 12:57:05 PM

All right! If no one cares to interact with me I'll scram!

Don't eat and drink too much and be happy!

Au revoir!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 01:38:44 PM
Good Afternoon!

My workout was a bit of a struggle, but I muddled through.  I think the two sets of push-ups yesterday sort of tired me out for today.  Or I could have just been tired in general.  In any case, it was a good sweat.

;)
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Matthew on December 24, 2005, 01:46:19 PM
The best thing IS a good sweat!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 01:47:01 PM
Enjoyed the last episode of CSI: NY on the first disc of the boxed set. This one had to do with someone who had placed a skeleton on top of an NYC tour bus which certainly gave the folks from Pokipsie something to write home about!
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Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 01:51:39 PM
Several years ago I was part of a Christmas program at the local community theater. It was done in the lobby of the theater with tables and chairs for patrons and hot cider served, a fire blazing in the fireplace, etc.

One of the songs I was given to sing was "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," but the music director for this event had never heard of the song, didn't much like it, and insisted on an absurdly fast tempo (I assume to get it over with). I begged the director to just drop the song rather than my doing a triple-time bastardized version of it, but it was one of his favorite songs, so in it stayed. I could NOT get that woman to slow down the music. One of the most frustrating experiences I've ever had connecting to performing.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 01:53:40 PM
I then watched FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE. All of the interiors look excellent on this very early DVD transfer, but not of the location stuff is particularly sharp or vibrant looking. I expect the source material is lacking. The sound was a good, sharp mono, but I'm wondering when the high def versions of these come out if Sony won't have fitted the early Bonds with surround sound mixes in addition to the original mono tracks. I know I heard DR. NO on one of the Encores channels with a new surround mix.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 01:53:44 PM
And now we've been getting the house ready for our Christmas Eve dinner. Dusting, vacuuming, etc.  My mom finally got the rest of her Christmas decorations up.  She was running late this year; she usually has most of that done by the week after Thanksgiving.  And I went ahead and set up my small Christmas Tree (Martha Stewart) set-up down in the basement.  Very festive.

And now I need to clean myself up for the evening's festivities.

Laters...
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Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 01:54:31 PM
And as good as FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE is, I still prefer GOLDFINGER for my Connery/Bond fix.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 01:55:31 PM
CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT will be my movie of choice tonight. After that, I may put in a Disney film.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 01:55:56 PM
DR Matthew - So which cookies did you end up making?  The Chocolate Espresso Thins?  Or the Black Pepper ones?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 01:57:41 PM
...And I have to say the weather outside is most definitely NOT frightful.  It practically feels unseasonable warm.  Alas, it's supposed to rain tomorrow - no White Christmas - but if the warming trend continues, I may venture out for a run in the next couple of days.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 01:58:00 PM
And, once again...

Laters...
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Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 02:04:23 PM
I've been chopping away for the last hour, and now all ingredients that needed chopping are chopped.  It smell strongly of garlic in the kitchen environment, what with the ten cloves I just chopped.
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Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 02:05:11 PM
Still tranfering some LPs to CD, then I shall perhaps put on a DVD, or begin the Christmas music selection.
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Post by: JMK on December 24, 2005, 02:11:27 PM
Soon I will be off to play the first of several Christmas Eve services.  I hope everyone has a great evening and I'll try to check in later to see what's happenin' in the City of Studio (not to mention elsewhere in the wide, wild HHW universe).
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Post by: Charles Pogue on December 24, 2005, 02:12:58 PM
So far our acclimation to  Kentucky has rather pleasant.  Last night we were invited to go see FULLY COMMITTED at Actor's Guild, the local professional theatre in Lexington.  The show was fun and we were treated with great effusion and enthusiasm by management who have invited me to be on their board.  

After that, we went for a lovely late dinner at Buddies in our old stomping grounds near the University.  The restaurant used to be The Saratoga where we used to have long liquid lunches with our theatre professor and mentor, Charles Dickens.  The new place is quite nice as well.  They were about to stop serving but made an exception of us.  It was a lovely evening and the twenty minute drive into or out of Lexington either along I-75 or the back roads is absolutely stress-free with no-hassle, minimal traffic.  

Today we went to one of the big shopping areas, Hamburg Place, where my friend's newest Liquor Barn recently opened and stocked up for tonight and tomorrow as we plan to burrow in for the holidays.  Again, traffic and stress minimal.  My friend introduced me to the Arts editor of the local paper who also happened to be in the store.  

Folks are quite polite and sweet here.  Yesterday a heating man came out and got my downstairs heater running properly and when I asked how much, he just gave me his card and said: "Call me when you've got a real problem."  Lots of courtesy and kindness.

I suspect our blood pressures have dropped considerably in the two weeks we've been here.

Have a great Christmas Do, BK, we'l miss it!
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Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 02:14:16 PM
I'm about ready to head downstairs now and continue with my holiday film spectacular!

WBBL.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Matthew on December 24, 2005, 02:34:41 PM
DR Matthew - So which cookies did you end up making?  The Chocolate Espresso Thins?  Or the Black Pepper ones?

Dr Jose, I ran out of time this week for the 4th cookie.  So I ended up with Madelines, Surprise Cookies, and Lime Meltaways... and homemade marshmellows.  Everything turn out great.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: JMK on December 24, 2005, 02:36:45 PM
our theatre professor and mentor, Charles Dickens.

May I for one simply say you look MAHvelous for being over 100 years old (give or take a decade)!   ;D
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 03:00:28 PM
It's a quarter to three - no one in the jernt but me and me.

Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 03:02:10 PM
Spaghetti sauce is merrily cooking away, and the home environment is clean and tidy.  Shortly I shall shave and shower and then all will be ready.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 03:05:13 PM

6 minutes past midnight here!

It's Christmas day to some!

Happy Holiday!
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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 03:10:27 PM

French Jingle Bells!

VIVE LE VENT

Vive le vent, vive le vent,
vive le vent d'hiver
qui s'en va sifflant, soufflant
dans les grands sapins verts.
Vive le temps, vive le temps,
vive le temps d'hiver
boules de neige et jour de l'an
et bonne année grand-mère.

Sur le long chemin
tout blanc de neige blanche
un vieux monsieur s'avance avec
sa canne dans la main
et tout là-haut le vent qui siffle
dans les branches puis souffle
la romance qu'il chantait petit enfant
      

Joyeux joyeux Noël aux mille
bougies qu'enchantent vers le ciel
les cloches de la nuit.
Vive le vent, vive le vent,
Vive le vent d'hiver qui rapporte aux vieux enfants un souvenir d'hier.


Et le vieux monsieur descend
vers le village
C'est l'heure où tout est sage
et l'ombre danse au coin du feu
Mais dans chaque maison
il flotte un air de fête partout
la table est prête et l'on entend
la même chanson
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 03:11:28 PM

One may like the arrangement that can be heard here!

http://www.vivenoel.com/contes/chansons/vent.htm
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 03:20:05 PM
Good Evening!

My parents seemed to have headed out somewhere.  Where I don't know.  Hmmm... ???  I know my brother, Jay, was flying in today from San Diego, so maybe they went to the airport. -I noticed that he had called on the Caller ID.  In the meantime...

I decided to start a load of laundry.

Festive, huh?

;)
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 03:22:42 PM
...And I currently have a plate full of chocolate - bars, truffles, pastilles, etc. - staring at me...

So...

Droste, Lindt, Scharffen Berger or Godiva?

;D
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 03:24:13 PM
BK - Remember, the easiest way to get the garlic smell off your hands is to wet your hands then rub them on your sink fixtures - that is if they are stainless steel.  If you have a ceramic sink, then just use a stainless steel utensil.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 03:44:04 PM
Sauce is merrily simmering away.  Time to shave and shower.  
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:02:28 PM
Almost time for the BK PARTY to start!

We need guests and pictures and posts!

GOLDFINGER is winding up now and DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER will be starting in about an hour.

DRMATTH - the Connery Bonds that SPIKE TV is showing have 5.1 sound.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:04:03 PM
Today by mail, I got some Doris Day Christmas songs on CD thanks to DR DtM!!!  Thanks so much.

And a second package...a CD twofer of two Everly Brothers Albums - their first two for Warner Bros:  Both Sides of An Evening/Instant Party!!

I am so happy to get these!!!
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Post by: George on December 24, 2005, 04:06:07 PM
I think all of my Christmas Eves have been pleasant ones...but none stand out in my mind....

Same for me.  Nothing abolutely horrible or super special...just all really nice. :)
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:06:49 PM
Merry Christmas to DR FRANCOIS & DR TOMovOZ!!

It sounds like everyone is going to have a nice holiday....yes, don't go out driving around unless you have to.....people are crazy.

There are some drivers who are certain that it will be the end of life on earth as we know it UNLESS THEY GET IN FRONT OF YOU!!!!!

DR CP & DW JULIANNE - welcome home!  

DR RLP - we hope to get a FULL LESTAT report from you in 2006!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:08:07 PM
 8)
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:08:45 PM
Jernt is quite DR GEORGE....no one here but us mice.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: George on December 24, 2005, 04:08:58 PM
Today, I went to see "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."  I really liked it.  It is much darker than the previous movies...and he's getting older, so it seems like there should be a little more danger than when he started out.  I didn't see the third Harry Potter movie in the theaters, only on DVD, so I'm glad I saw this on a big screen.  

Tomorrow, my sister, niece and I are going to see "King Kong."  That should be fun! :D

Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: George on December 24, 2005, 04:11:42 PM
So, I'm back at home and have laundry in the washer and am about to take a shower so that I can get ready to go over to my parents'.  After I get out of the shower, I have to wrap a couple of presents for my niece and one for my sister.  HOWEVER, my sister just called me asking if I'm driving with them or on my own to my parents' (on my own...a Les Miz reference ;)) and she said that they're leaving RIGHT NOW!!  NOW??  I just put my clothes in the washing machine.  I thought that we weren't supposed to go over there until 5:30 or 6:00!  AARRGGHH!!  So I called my parents and my dad said that we're not eating until 6:30 or 7:00 and that I can come over any time.  Whew!  So, as soon as the laundry is out of the washer and in the dryer, I can take a shower then wrap the three gifts and be on my merry (marry and mary) little way. ;D
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:11:49 PM
Pussy Galore.

See Second Post Below.
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Post by: George on December 24, 2005, 04:11:57 PM
Vanity Post # 5999!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:13:01 PM
 8)
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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 04:14:06 PM
Merry Christmas to DR FRANCOIS & DR TOMovOZ!!


Merry Christmas to you too, DR Jack!

1:15 am Christmas morning here and my workplace is VERY quiet!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:14:06 PM
Go for it, DRGEORGE!!!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: George on December 24, 2005, 04:14:23 PM
MY 6000th POST!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:14:38 PM
Merry Christmas to you too, DR Jack!

1:15 am Christmas morning here and my workplace is VERY quiet!

And let's keep it that way!  ;D
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: George on December 24, 2005, 04:14:41 PM
 ;) (6001)
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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 04:17:37 PM
So, I'm back at home and have laundry in the washer and am about to take a shower so that I can get ready to go over to my parents'.  After I get out of the shower, I have to wrap a couple of presents for my niece and one for my sister.  HOWEVER, my sister just called me asking if I'm driving with them or on my own to my parents' (on my own...a Les Miz reference ;)) and she said that they're leaving RIGHT NOW!!  NOW??  I just put my clothes in the washing machine.  I thought that we weren't supposed to go over there until 5:30 or 6:00!  AARRGGHH!!  So I called my parents and my dad said that we're not eating until 6:30 or 7:00 and that I can come over any time.  Whew!  So, as soon as the laundry is out of the washer and in the dryer, I can take a shower then wrap the three gifts and be on my merry (marry and mary) little way. ;D

Merry Celebration DR George!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 04:18:07 PM
MY 6000th POST!!

How does it feel?! :)
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Post by: Danise on December 24, 2005, 04:18:42 PM
Hi Everyone!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/DofB5/sflorida.gif)

Merry Christmas from Florida!

Thank you all for healing vibes.  I think they're working because I'm feeling much better.  I slept most of day away today and it did wonders for me!  :)  :D

Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 04:18:56 PM


Merry Day/Night, DR Denise!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:20:15 PM
We used to have big COLOR TELEVISION SPECTACULARS for Christmas.

I remember Andy Williams, and the Kraft Music Hall, and a couple of Christmas programs from The Hollywood Palace.

Oh, and Bing Crosby.

Anyone else as old as I am?
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:20:44 PM
Nice shirt & Hat, DR DANISE!!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:21:16 PM
Glad you're feeling better!
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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 04:22:51 PM
We used to have big COLOR TELEVISION SPECTACULARS for Christmas.

I remember Andy Williams, and the Kraft Music Hall, and a couple of Christmas programs from The Hollywood Palace.

Oh, and Bing Crosby.

Anyone else as old as I am?

They don't make them anymore because they cost too much they say! :-\

Ah, nostalgia!
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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 04:23:27 PM
Hi Everyone!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/DofB5/sflorida.gif)

Merry Christmas from Florida!

Thank you all for healing vibes.  I think they're working because I'm feeling much better.  I slept most of day away today and it did wonders for me!  :)  :D



Tacky tourist Santa!!

I love it! :D
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Danise on December 24, 2005, 04:24:12 PM
Thank you!  I'm pretty glad to be feeling better myself.  
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: George on December 24, 2005, 04:25:13 PM
Merry Celebration DR George!
Thanks, François.  And to you, too!
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Post by: Danise on December 24, 2005, 04:25:27 PM
Page 5 Christmas Eve dance!!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/DofB5/polka.gif)
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Post by: George on December 24, 2005, 04:26:05 PM
How does it feel?! :)
Like becoming a HainesHisWay God for the 12th time. ;)
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Post by: Danise on December 24, 2005, 04:27:36 PM
I hope everyone is doing ok.  There's no way I can go back and read everything.  Can anyone give the highlights?  Did I miss anything big?
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Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 04:30:38 PM
You'll have to read EVERYTHING!!!  :-)

Highlights and lowlights every single day.

Simmering is what's going on here.

If there's a warmer, toastier website than this, I have yet to find it.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: George on December 24, 2005, 04:31:58 PM
Here are a couple of animated .gifs that are pretty funny.  I can't post all six that I have, four are too big.  Here's one:
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Post by: George on December 24, 2005, 04:32:56 PM
Okay, here's the second ;D :
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Post by: Danise on December 24, 2005, 04:33:24 PM
Do you put any black olives in your sauce, BK?  
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:37:39 PM
Nice rack!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:38:24 PM
No snow, just rain...and 38 degrees.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:39:58 PM
Track Sandy Claws via Norad at this link!   ;D

http://www.noradsanta.org/index.php (http://www.noradsanta.org/index.php)
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Post by: Danise on December 24, 2005, 04:40:50 PM
Here's another one for ya'll

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/DofB5/xmooset.gif)

It's 61 degrees F here.  We're going to get rain later on tonight.  I guess that's what you would call clear snow.  ;)
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Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 04:42:02 PM
So glad you're feeling better, Danise!
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Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 04:42:57 PM
No black olives.  No green olives.  Mr. Kevin Spirtas stopped by with a gift - he can't attend tonight's festivities.  I wonder how many will be here?  Could be five, could be twenty-five.  Whatever it is, it will be cherce.
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Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 04:43:01 PM
Merry Christmas Day, Francois.
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Post by: George on December 24, 2005, 04:44:06 PM
I must be off.  It's time to shower, then I have to wrap the gifts then take off to my parents' house for Christmas dinner and gift unwrapping!  After that, I have to go and start my house-sitting gig, so I probably won't be back on until tomorrow sometime.  Until then:

Happy Everything
and
Merry Always!!
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Post by: Danise on December 24, 2005, 04:45:19 PM
Thank you, FJL!

George, you have a happy and safe one!
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Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 04:45:28 PM
JRand - If you raise that money to do your one-man show at Carnegie Hall, I promise I'll buy a ticket.  (Or else maybe you can do it on Randall's Island, where Cirque du soleil does its show.)

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Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 04:46:24 PM
George, have a safe ride and celebration.
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Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 04:47:19 PM
BK and Jose - vibes for great celebrations!

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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 04:48:28 PM
Merry Christmas Day, Francois.

La même chose pour vous, DR FJL!

No salt, no vinaigrette rien in my margaritas! :D
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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 04:50:02 PM
JRand - If you raise that money to do your one-man show at Carnegie Hall, I promise I'll buy a ticket.  (Or else maybe you can do it on Randall's Island, where Cirque du soleil does its show.)



Cirque du Soleil does not perform in winter, because it makes the snow melt! ;D
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 04:50:52 PM
Well... My brother, Jay, just walked in, and supposedly my other brothers will be arriving shortly.  My parents are still not here, but it turned out they went to the Vigil Mass tonight.  However, that should have ended an hour ago.  I guess they're out doing some visiting and gift-dropping-offing.  ;)
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:50:53 PM
JRand - If you raise that money to do your one-man show at Carnegie Hall, I promise I'll buy a ticket.  (Or else maybe you can do it on Randall's Island, where Cirque du soleil does its show.)



Thanks, DRFJL....now I only need 39 more people with $1000!!

What was the Kevin Spirtas gift?   ;D
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 04:51:08 PM
BK and Jose - vibes for great celebrations!



Jose does NOT play vibes!! ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 04:51:34 PM
DR Danise - So good to know you're feeling better. Enjoy the rest of your restful weekend.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:52:37 PM
La mem chose?

Isn't that fractured French for:  Your fly is open?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 04:52:51 PM
As for myself, I think I just had my "dinner" - I was just hungry, and had to eat something.  So... A few slices of flank steak, some corn... then some bread... cookies... chocolate... ice cream...  Hmm...

But at least I'm no longer hungry.

;)
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:53:28 PM
DR JOSE, you should all line up at the door and fold your arms and tap your feet as they walk in....don't forget to look at your watch, too!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 04:53:36 PM
Jose does NOT play vibes!! ;)

Actually, on my Kurzweil, that is Program #167.

;)
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:54:04 PM
As for myself, I think I just had my "dinner" - I was just hungry, and had to eat something.  So... A few slices of flank steak, some corn... then some bread... cookies... chocolate... ice cream...  Hmm...

But at least I'm no longer hungry.

;)

Now I am!!
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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 04:54:21 PM
Well... My brother, Jay, just walked in, and supposedly my other brothers will be arriving shortly.  My parents are still not here, but it turned out they went to the Vigil Mass tonight.  However, that should have ended an hour ago.  I guess they're out doing some visiting and gift-dropping-offing.  ;)

Hello, brother Jay!

Jay du bon tabac
Dans ma tabatière
Jay du bon tabac
Tu n'en auras pas!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 04:54:33 PM
Ah, mes parents est arrivé!

Guess it's time for dinner!  Again!

;)

Laters...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 04:55:34 PM
OH!...

And the chocolate was one square of Scharffen Berger Extra Dark,82% Cocoa, and the mini-box of Godiva I received opening night - one milk chocolate heart, one dark chocolate heart.

:)
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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 04:56:08 PM
Actually, on my Kurzweil, that is Program #167.

;)

Kurzweil?

I only know Kurt Weill!

Don't be Kurt with me; that's vile of you! ;)
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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 04:57:00 PM
Ah, mes parents est arrivé!

Guess it's time for dinner!  Again!

;)

Laters...

Mes parents SONT arrivés!

(Sorry for correcting you!)
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 04:58:32 PM
checking out a movie, back in a bit
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Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 05:00:03 PM
La mem chose?

Isn't that fractured French for:  Your fly is open?

You get me confused there??

(Btw, it was not open! Rumors! ;D)
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 05:18:03 PM
LOL....rumors have a life of their own.

Back to find myself all alone.

What time does this party start?
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Post by: Danise on December 24, 2005, 05:26:53 PM
I'm trying to catch up on some emails so I'm poping in and out but I am here for another little bit at least.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 05:35:46 PM
Oops.  Both Sides of an Evening and Instant Party! were the second and third albums recorded by the Everly Brothers for Warner Bros.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 05:36:32 PM
How's your mom's new phone working, DR DANISE?
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 05:38:59 PM
I nominate for a Lifetime Achievement award for getting EVERY SINGLE LINE READING IN HER MOVIES WRONG - Ladies & gentlemen:  Miss Jill St. John.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Danise on December 24, 2005, 05:43:05 PM
How's your mom's new phone working, DR DANISE?

I hate to say it but it is beyond her.  I told her she needed to hit the green button when it rang and the red button to hang up.  I called her from outside to see how she would handle it and she kept hanging up on me.  When I asked her why, she said that I told her to push the green button and the red button.  

Sigh.  

I tried to re explain everything but she just doesn't get it.  A kid's phone with four buttons and it's to much for her.  

I guess at her age and with her sight and all but I was very disappointed.  
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Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 05:47:08 PM
Oy and vey.  I've had about eight people e-mail or call today and cancel tonight.  Oh, well.  Maybe it's the fact that it's a Saturday night.  Maybe it's the fact that people are FLAKES.
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Post by: Danise on December 24, 2005, 05:49:52 PM
And that was me calling her.  When I tried to explain how to MAKE a call using the Mommy button.  Ughhhhh.  

Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Danise on December 24, 2005, 05:52:37 PM
Oy and vey.  I've had about eight people e-mail or call today and cancel tonight.  Oh, well.  Maybe it's the fact that it's a Saturday night.  Maybe it's the fact that people are FLAKES.

That's a shame, BK.  Sorry to hear that.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 05:57:51 PM
Sorry to hear that, DRDANISE.  But I understand!

MR BK....that's will make those who show up even more exciting and exclusive!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 06:00:42 PM
Plenty O'Toole?  Subtle.....
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 06:02:03 PM
Good grief!  Plenty O'Toole is wearing granny panties.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 06:11:48 PM
Maybe this will get everybody in the mood!   ;D
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Post by: S. Woody White on December 24, 2005, 06:12:19 PM

French Jingle Bells!

VIVE LE VENT

Vive le vent, vive le vent,
vive le vent d'hiver
qui s'en va sifflant, soufflant
dans les grands sapins verts.
Vive le temps, vive le temps,
vive le temps d'hiver
boules de neige et jour de l'an
et bonne année grand-mère.

Sur le long chemin
tout blanc de neige blanche
un vieux monsieur s'avance avec
sa canne dans la main
et tout là-haut le vent qui siffle
dans les branches puis souffle
la romance qu'il chantait petit enfant
      

Joyeux joyeux Noël aux mille
bougies qu'enchantent vers le ciel
les cloches de la nuit.
Vive le vent, vive le vent,
Vive le vent d'hiver qui rapporte aux vieux enfants un souvenir d'hier.


Et le vieux monsieur descend
vers le village
C'est l'heure où tout est sage
et l'ombre danse au coin du feu
Mais dans chaque maison
il flotte un air de fête partout
la table est prête et l'on entend
la même chanson

Using BableFish (http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr), this translates to English as the following:

Live the wind, lives the wind, lives the wind of winter which from goes away whistling, blowing in the large green fir trees. Live time, lives time, lives the time of winter snowballs and year grandmother and New Year's Day good.

On the long very white way of white snow an old Mister advances with his cane in the hand and all up there the wind which whistles in the branches then breath the lovesong that it sang little child

Merry Merry Christmas with the thousand candles which towards the sky the bells of the night enchant. Live the wind, lives the wind, Vive the wind of winter which brings back to the old children a memory of yesterday

And the old Mister goes down towards the village It is the hour when all is wise and the shade dances with the corner of fire But in each house it floats a festive air everywhere the table is ready and the same song is heard


Interesting, no?
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Post by: Danise on December 24, 2005, 06:16:17 PM
Well folks, this is it for me.  I managed to answer about 3 emails.  I'll work on answering more of them tomorrow.

Have a wonderful night!

May Santa bring you your hearts desire!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 06:16:27 PM
La meme chanson!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 06:16:58 PM
Same back at ya DRDANISE!!!
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Post by: S. Woody White on December 24, 2005, 06:17:25 PM
Pussy Galore.

See Second Post Below.
Strange, I thought the picture you posted (second post below) was of Cathy Gale.

You know, the one who preceeded Emma Peel as John Steed's cohort.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 06:17:33 PM
MBARNUM must be posting from the guest house!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 06:18:33 PM
Maybe she is Pussy's sister.

It purports to be Honor Blackman, and looks like her to me.  But then, I AM getting older!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 06:19:04 PM
Are you wearing some of your fancy Armani Wells duds, Mr BK?
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 06:19:18 PM
We must have a report from the red carpet!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: S. Woody White on December 24, 2005, 06:27:03 PM
The country ham is simmering.

This may take a while: it's supposed to cook for 25 minutes per pound.  Der B thought it was just a seven-lb. puppy; it weighs fifteen.

It could be a long night.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 06:33:13 PM
The Country Ham is Simmering.  That sounds like an Everly Brothers song.
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Post by: MBarnum on December 24, 2005, 06:37:56 PM
I am back from the Christmas Eve day celebration at my sisters house. It was loads of fun...and more people then I had expected...my bother Jeff and his wife Linda came down from Portland and my sister-in-law, who had just picked up my neice Megan (who flew in from her 3 month tour of Europe) at the PDX airport, stopped in for a couple of hours before heading home to Medford.

Lots of food and drink...I ate way to much junk and I am now afraid to even check my blood sugar! But boy were all those goodies good!

I opened my mail which contained a few nice ebay items and some Christmas cards including ones from Mr. William (ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS) Reynolds and Ms. Diana (REFORM SCHOOL GIRL) Darrin!

Digger the dog, who I am dog sitting again, is chewing on a doggie bone and Freddy the cat is wondering why there are always dogs around lately (little does he know that next weekend I am dog sitting my neice's little, adorable Pom-Poo dog Piper!
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Post by: MBarnum on December 24, 2005, 06:39:09 PM
Tomorrow I think I will just sit and relax and watch Christmas movies! But now I am going to finish watching the Kane Richmond (I am developing such a crush on that guy) in THE DEVIL DIAMOND (1937).
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Post by: MBarnum on December 24, 2005, 06:40:13 PM
Jack, did you finish the Mexican movie? How did it compare to AVENTURERA, in your opinion?
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 06:45:36 PM
Am finishing it up tonight after MADTv.....the lead girl is much more SEDATE than the spitfire in AVENTURERA....but she is just as calculating....so there is potential there!  LOL.  And the musical numbers are a bit more sophisticated, no bananas on the head yet.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: S. Woody White on December 24, 2005, 06:45:48 PM
The Country Ham is Simmering.  My first collection of poetry.

 8)
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 06:51:28 PM
The Country Ham is Simmering.  My first collection of poetry.

 8)

The country ham is simmering
The Christmas tree is shimmering.
The hope I have is glimmering.
I hope I get my wish.

The country ham is glittering.
The neighbors all are littering.
And Grandma won't stop knittering.
I wish I had cooked fish.

SWW Dickenson
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 06:56:33 PM
If this party starts at 7 PST people better be there!
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Post by: S. Woody White on December 24, 2005, 07:02:00 PM
I hope everyone here is in good humor.  You're going to need it with this link. (http://www.goingjesus.com/cavalcade1.shtml)
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 07:14:51 PM
DR SWW.....I just had to post the picture of the Dogtivity from your link!  The Nativity Belt Buckle, however, was my favorite!  8)

Check the link in DR SWW's post above for more more more, how do you like it, how do you like it....   :P
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: JMK on December 24, 2005, 07:19:46 PM
The country ham is simmering
The Christmas tree is shimmering.
The hope I have is glimmering.
I hope I get my wish.

The country ham is glittering.
The neighbors all are littering.
And Grandma won't stop knittering.
I wish I had cooked fish.

SWW Dickenson


Touching and heartfelt.  I'll have it set to truly stunning music by tomorrow morning so that we might all sing it as our first ever HHW Christmas and/or Chanukkah carol.  :)

And in the OMG department:  Ray Evans, who kindly provided me with a blurb for my Aqabala song "Wasn't It Spring Yesterday?" years ago when he was already ancient, was IV'd tonight on ABC News.  I thought he was no longer among the living.  He's still around--91 and wants to write another Christmas song to equal the royalties he makes each year on "Silver Bells."
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 07:34:03 PM
Touching and heartfelt.  I'll have it set to truly stunning music by tomorrow morning so that we might all sing it as our first ever HHW Christmas and/or Chanukkah carol.  :)

And in the OMG department:  Ray Evans, who kindly provided me with a blurb for my Aqabala song "Wasn't It Spring Yesterday?" years ago when he was already ancient, was IV'd tonight on ABC News.  I thought he was no longer among the living.  He's still around--91 and wants to write another Christmas song to equal the royalties he makes each year on "Silver Bells."

Great we can be the new Evans & Livingston!

Isn't he happy enough with SILVER BELLS and the RED GARTERS royalties!  With the release of the RED GARTERS dvd, I would bet his ASCAP rating is through the roof!!!  :o
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 07:41:54 PM
Good Evening!

Who? Who? Who? Who? Who? Who let the dogs out?

-Although, I think the real question is, "Why did they let them out?"

Well, actually on second thought, the REAL question is, "Who are the idiots who "wrote" this "song"?" and "Will they be going to H-E-double-hockey-sticks for doing so?"

;)

Yes... The karaoke has started.

:-\
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 07:45:19 PM
But before the karaoke machine was turned on, we all settled down for our Christmas Eve dinner.  All four of the Simbulan boys are home this Christmas, and my brother Mike's friend and fellow Coastie, Jose (yes, there are now three Jose's in this house), and his family came in from Puerto Rico for the holidays.  It's a full house.  And lots of kiddies.

*I did snap a few pics of my niece, Alyssa, earlier and I will try to post them soon.  Her Christmas outfit is very sophisticated: a black blouse with embroidery, a red plaid skirt, red leggings and black patent leather shoes.  OH!  And pearls too!  Cute as all get out!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 07:46:18 PM
And on the way back from Mass, my parents made a stop by Popeye's to pick up some fried chicken for the dinner.  I guess since we didn't cook a turkey...

;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 07:48:12 PM
And, now, I'm just resting a bit.  I went ahead and cleaned up the kitchen - washed the dishes and pots and pans, wiped down the countertops, etc.

...And I'm also giving ears a break from the karaoke.  Six kids in the house, two microphones - 'nuff said.

;D
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 07:49:13 PM
Karoake....well...we have LIVE country music at my house....I will trade you....thank goodness tomorrow it's happening at my brother's house down the street!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 07:49:42 PM
Mr BK must be playing the Host With The Most!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 07:50:11 PM
A Jose Trifecta?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 07:50:50 PM
DR François - Merci beaucoup for your correction.  You would have thought I would have remembered the proper conjugation after taking three years of college-level French.  Ah, well...

*Of course, I think I was just paraphrasing the yearly call of, "Le beaujolais nouvea est arrivé!"

;)
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 07:51:58 PM
DR JOSE this would be the perfect evening (and outfit) for you to teach Alyssa to sing "I Enjoy Being a Girl."
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 07:52:36 PM
...And the fine cookie assortment that my uncle dropped earlier for the family... Those Browned-Sugar Sugar Cookies and Hazelnut Ginger Cookies are pretty darn good.  ;)
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Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 07:53:06 PM
Almost time for the BK PARTY to start!

We need guests and pictures and posts!

GOLDFINGER is winding up now and DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER will be starting in about an hour.

DRMATTH - the Connery Bonds that SPIKE TV is showing have 5.1 sound.

Thanks for the info, DR JRand. THUNDERBALL has it on the DVD, but the first three don't. Nice to know that sometime in our futures, these repurposed soundtracks will be available on DVD for we mere mortals.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 07:53:19 PM
DR JOSE this would be the perfect evening (and outfit) for you to teach Alyssa to sing "I Enjoy Being a Girl."

That is my[/i] song!

;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 07:54:04 PM
...Although, she'd be awfully cute singing, "How Lovely To Be A Woman".

:)
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Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 07:58:28 PM
I scratched my Christmas movie itch with two holiday films tonght, and I began with CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT.

I was a bit disheartened in the first ten minutes as the print had obvious damage and was grainier than it should have been. I guess at the reel change, however, things got much better, and the film ended up looking just marvelous. Clear, crisp mono sound, too. COntrived but entertaining holiday trifle.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 08:01:57 PM
...Although, she'd be awfully cute singing, "How Lovely To Be A Woman".

:)

Awwwww....I bet they would work in counterpoint!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 08:02:52 PM
I scratched my Christmas movie itch with two holiday films tonght, and I began with CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT.

I was a bit disheartened in the first ten minutes as the print had obvious damage and was grainier than it should have been. I guess at the reel change, however, things got much better, and the film ended up looking just marvelous. Clear, crisp mono sound, too. COntrived but entertaining holiday trifle.

I think Christmas in Connecticut is on TCM tonight....or was.  I think I will watch Holiday Inn and White Christmas!  8)
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Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 08:02:52 PM
I followed this with A CHRISTMAS STORY. Not wanting to watch the heavily infested with commercials TBS showing, I took my anamorphic DVD from the shelf and enjoyed seeing it on the larger TV for the first time. Always grand entertainment, and I got as big a kick out of Darrin McGavin as I always have.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 08:03:47 PM
I'm still dreaming about DR MATTHEW madelines....
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Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 08:06:42 PM
Page 8 Lucy Dinner Dance!!!


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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 08:06:47 PM
Where is the party report!!!???
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Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 08:08:35 PM
This turned out to be a very violence-oriented Christmas for Skip.  Santa (whom I unfortunately can this year play without the stomach padding, although with the Christmas pudding) brought him a large electronic food slicer and the third and fourth seasons of "24" - among some other less bloody goodies.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 08:09:24 PM
Oh.....I think Lucy has tickets for the matinee of MOST HAPPY FELLA! and they came in for the evening performance!!
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Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 08:10:03 PM
After watching those two holiday films, I was in the mood for a mystery, so I took off the shelf AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, the 1945 Rene Clair version.

This film, which has been in the public domain for years, is in desperate need of an overhaul. I'm sure the releasing company used a videotape master for this DVD, and it was done early in the DVD process. Thus, sharpness is sometimes lacking, sound doesn't always quite synch up with lip movements, and there are speckles and spotting present.

The mystery is so fabulous, however, that none of this matters. I watched through the first three murders, and then saved my place to begin there tomorrow.

I'm sure I'll be getting to WHITE CHRISTMAS tomorrow.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 08:10:27 PM
This turned out to be a very violence-oriented Christmas for Skip.  Santa (whom I unfortunately can this year play without the stomach padding, although with the Christmas pudding) brought him a large electronic food slicer and the third and fourth seasons of "24" - among some other less bloody goodies.

Kiefer Sutherland says CHRISTMAS to me, too!!!

What was in YOUR stocking?   ;D
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 08:11:21 PM
Hi DR LAURA how is the weather out there?
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Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 08:12:05 PM
Oh.....I think Lucy has tickets for the matinee of MOST HAPPY FELLA! and they came in for the evening performance!!

And they play excerpts from the Broadway cast album during the show! Lucy bops along in the box seat saying something like, "There's nothing like a Frank Loesser show tune."

I haven't seen this episode in many years.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 08:12:41 PM
Well it is 11:15 pm here, and I must go to bed so Sandy Claws can come to my house.

Merry Christmas, etc!  to everyone!!   ;D

Tomorrow morning I can read all about the do!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 24, 2005, 08:13:36 PM
And they play excerpts from the Broadway cast album during the show! Lucy bops along in the box seat saying something like, "There's nothing like a Frank Loesser show tune."

I haven't seen this episode in many years.

She sure does!! Exactly!  We hear a bit of "Big D" and "Standing on the Corner".....  8)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 08:16:46 PM
...And "The 12 Days of Christmas" has just started upstairs...

Again.

::)
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Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 08:17:27 PM
I on the other hand got a veritable cocoaphany of chocolate.  I'm afraid TCB would have a field day with this, but I got a box of the special "G" line of Godiva high-end flavors (I just peeked in the online catalog and they average about $2 per chocolate, let's say they're just "for an occasion" as my Mom would say).  Also in the array were the "POP" flavors, which literally crackle in your mouth when you eat them (before TCB says it, yes, it feels like there's  a party in your mouth as you eat them) - I have a  feeling they're going to find out years from now that they cause all sorts of digestive problems, but until then, they are exciting.  
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 24, 2005, 08:19:17 PM
Hi DR LAURA how is the weather out there?

Please don't all hate me for saying this, but today it was very warm. I was setting up luminarias wishing I had on a pair of shorts -- it was about 80F here.

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Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 24, 2005, 08:19:45 PM
Happy Holiday Eve to us all.
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Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 08:20:20 PM
Ooh, I'm only ten posts away from 1000.  
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Post by: JMK on December 24, 2005, 08:23:01 PM
The Spirit of the Lord has entered me through the Divine Conduit of JR's poem.  Here is the setting He has provided me (and, yea, verily, truly, all of us--it's His gift to all of us to cherish forever or at least tonight):

Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Matt H. on December 24, 2005, 08:23:06 PM
Well, I think I'm going to head toward my bedroom area, too. Not expecting any chimney visitors here either, but one never knows.

Hope everyone has a good rest of the evening.

More tomorrow.
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Post by: JMK on December 24, 2005, 08:24:31 PM
And so that everyone can learn their parts for our festive sing-along, here's a rudimentary MIDI file:

http://hometown.aol.com/jmkauffman/ham.mid
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Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 08:25:23 PM
Also got the updated version of the Foster Hirsch book on Harold Prince, apparently autographed (although not especially for me) by Messrs. Prince and Hirsch.  It actually seems to go into detail about BOUNCE, which should be fascinating.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: JMK on December 24, 2005, 08:28:29 PM
BK, I'm sure that if you insist your party guests separate into four rooms to work on sectional rehearsals for "Ham", your party will be the biggest hit EVAH!!!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 08:30:19 PM
Skip's baking an apple pie and glazing a ham (a sort-of MAME reference).  

And playing with his brand new slicer.  The blade really seems to be chaste, or is it chased, silver (a SWEENEY reference).
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: JMK on December 24, 2005, 08:30:51 PM
Jose, could you work up an accompaniment for Larry to develop orchestration from?  The song is basically in C (with the exception of the particularly nuanced cadence, which I'm sure you'll notice and appreciate), so I'm thinking piano should be in F#m.  Thoughts....?
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Post by: Jennifer on December 24, 2005, 08:42:19 PM
I am so tired!  Just came back from my aunt's house where we had the most delicious Christmas eve dinner ever.  She hurt her foot. So we ordered in sushi and Chinese food.  It was so good. And between the sushi and the shrimp wonton appetizers I was full before the main course even started.

It was Megan's first Xmas, and she got a few of her gifts tonight, including a baby cd that has songs all with her name sung in them. It is so cute.

I was too full to eat my Rockaberry toblerone cheesepie.  But I got it to go.  And I believe I also have some chinese food that my aunt put in a bag for me.

Tomorrow I will go to my sister's place and we will give Megan her gifts. I did not bring my gift to her tonight, since it is big.  But I did bring my sister's gift basket, which included a beautiful mug with 2 color photos of hte baby and on one side it said "i love my mommy". Too cute.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 08:47:41 PM
Jose, could you work up an accompaniment for Larry to develop orchestration from?  The song is basically in C (with the exception of the particularly nuanced cadence, which I'm sure you'll notice and appreciate), so I'm thinking piano should be in F#m.  Thoughts....?

Hmmm...

I'm off the clock until Tuesday at 7:30.... Check back with me then.

;D
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 08:50:09 PM
Party is beginning to wind down - I've indeed been the host with the most on the ball.  We had about fifteen people and the food has been consumed and everyone was most happy.
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Post by: Jennifer on December 24, 2005, 08:53:58 PM
DR Danise, re: your mom and the phone.  Would it be possible to make her a sign in big letters that says "PRESS RED TO ANSWER".  Then once you have her on the phone you can remind her to press the green button to answer.

Glad you're feeling better.
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Post by: JMK on December 24, 2005, 09:02:13 PM
Hmmm...

I'm off the clock until Tuesday at 7:30.... Check back with me then.

;D

The Spirit of AFM never wavers.   ;)
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 09:23:25 PM
The Spirit of AFM never wavers.   ;)

Well, I am now a member of Local 161-710 (Washington, DC), and Local 802 (New York City), so....

;)
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 09:33:04 PM
Jose, could you work up an accompaniment for Larry to develop orchestration from?  The song is basically in C (with the exception of the particularly nuanced cadence, which I'm sure you'll notice and appreciate), so I'm thinking piano should be in F#m.  Thoughts....?

...Although, keeping the spirit of the season, it could just be sung a capulco.

;)
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 09:37:54 PM
Can we have a Page 9 Mexican Hat Dance in honor of that joke?
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2005, 09:39:33 PM

Well, a Merry (or is it Happy) Christmas Eve to one and all.  Christmas Eve always seemed a strange thing to celebrate.  It is like we are all observing the anniversary of Jesus' Final Dress Rehearsal.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2005, 09:41:49 PM
When I was a kid I was always asking why we didn't observe Easter Eve.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 09:42:34 PM

Well, a Merry (or is it Happy) Christmas Eve to one and all.  Christmas Eve always seemed a strange thing to celebrate.  It is like we are all observing the anniversary of Jesus' Final Dress Rehearsal.


I much prefer Christmas Adam! ;)

Merry Holiday, TCB!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 09:44:06 PM
When I was a kid I was alwyas asking why we didn't observe Easter Eve.

That young... already... hey??
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 09:49:05 PM
Well, it really all started when his parents said "Let us explain about Eves, in fact we'll explain all about Eves."
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2005, 09:51:00 PM
François!
Happy Holiday to you, my friend.  


Thank you so much for your card ,and for your much appreciated gift.[/size]
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 09:51:58 PM
Well, it really all started when his parents said "Let us explain about Eves, in fact we'll explain all about Eves."

Yes, and he thought they were talking about Montand! ;)
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 09:53:44 PM
François!
Happy Holiday to you, my friend.  


Thank you so much for your card ,and for your much appreciated gift.[/size]

Me... gifted?! You must be joking!!

(You're welcome, me dear!)
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2005, 09:53:50 PM
I much prefer Christmas Adam! ;)


I guess if it was Adam, I would be more in the mood to celebrate.

Happy Holidays, Fred!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 09:56:48 PM
I guess if it was Adam, I would be more in the mood to celebrate.

Happy Holidays, Fred!


Sure! It has to do with the fig leaf I'm sure! :D
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2005, 09:57:01 PM
Jose -- Happy Holidays!

My friends Sharry and Micheal were back in Washington for Thanksgiving, and they managed to squeeze in lunch with your Mr. Applegate (who is an old friend).
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 09:57:29 PM
Happy holidays, TCB.  All holidays that apply.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 09:58:03 PM
I guess if it was Adam, I would be more in the mood to celebrate.

Happy Holidays, Fred!


I believe Fred is waiting for some Ginger... bread man! ;)
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 09:59:27 PM
Francois - comments about open flies, then fig leafs, then that talk about that movie Brokeback Montand.  This is most unholy talk for Christmas Day.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 10:00:07 PM
That should be fig leaves, but I was typing fast. :)
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: td on December 24, 2005, 10:00:59 PM
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 10:01:24 PM
Francois - comments about open flies, then fig leafs, then that talk about that movie Brokeback Montand.  This is most unholy talk for Christmas Day.

You're putting words in my mouth!! (Don't go there, TCB!!)

I need to go to confess now! :-\
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 10:02:37 PM
Hmmm...If Yves Montand showed up at BK's Christmas party, would that make it a MONTAND DO?

Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 10:02:58 PM
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!

My goodness.... td's here!

Joyeux Noël to you, O Mighty Truant! :D
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 10:04:00 PM
Hmmm...If Yves Montand showed up at BK's Christmas party, would that make it a MONTAND DO?



NO! A miracle! A Christmas miracle!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 10:05:26 PM
Well, it really all started when his parents said "Let us explain about Eves, in fact we'll explain all about Eves."

I'm afraid they haven't done a good job!! ;) :o
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 10:05:58 PM
I had one of those POP Godiva chocolates five minutes ago, and my mouth is really still crackling from it.  Most enjoyable.  Probably good for dieting, since I haven't been tempted to have another chocolate while the last one is working its magic.

Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2005, 10:06:45 PM
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!

Well, now that td has arrived, the night just got a whole lot more festive!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 10:07:06 PM
And that was my 1000th post, I believe!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 10:08:02 PM

Should we be talking about God, diva and Godiva on a night like this?
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2005, 10:08:10 PM
I had one of those POP Godiva chocolates five minutes ago, and my mouth is really still crackling from it.  Most enjoyable.  Probably good for dieting, since I haven't been tempted to have another chocolate while the last one is working its magic.



A party in your mouth!  Hmm?
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 10:09:18 PM
Well, now that td has arrived, the night just got a whole lot more festive!

Thank you so very much for us humble posters! ;D :P
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2005, 10:10:49 PM
Good night, everyone.  I am off to bed.











Or did I get that backwards?
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 10:11:10 PM

Festive?! Festive?!

What about festadam??
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 10:14:12 PM
The night's old for me; 7:16 am!!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: FJL on December 24, 2005, 10:17:38 PM
Good night, all.  I may have to (shudder) help with the cleaning for the company tomorrow, so I'd better get some rest.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2005, 10:20:34 PM
Well, I've been having a hard time keeping my eyes open for the past half hour or so, so...

...And to all a Good Night.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: François de Paris on December 24, 2005, 10:22:41 PM


Bonne nuit tout le monde!
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: JMK on December 24, 2005, 11:23:35 PM
Alone together at 11:26, but mostly alone.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2005, 11:30:03 PM
House is all clean, and I am very sleepy.  I'd been a very good boy, food-wise, during the party.  Well, we couldn't have THAT, so I just ate enough food to feed an army.  It was quite yummilicious, too.

I suppose I shall endeavor to write some notes now.
Title: Re:EVERYBODY SAYS DO
Post by: Tomovoz on December 24, 2005, 11:35:14 PM
I'm still catching up - after a delicious lunch with wonderful friends.