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Title: HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME TO 2006!
Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 12:09:25 AM
Well, you've read the notes, they were the first notes of 2006, you've read them whilst standing on your right foot, therefore we have started off 2006 on the right foot, so now it is time for you to post until the cows come home, which will hopefully be sometime in 2006.
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 12:10:26 AM
And the word of the day is: TENACIOUS!

Our first word of the day for 2006.
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Post by: MBarnum on January 01, 2006, 12:15:46 AM
Happy New Year everyone!

I am waiting for the fireworks in my neighborhood to die down so that I can take the dog out to do his business.

I will post my resolutions in the morning!
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Post by: MBarnum on January 01, 2006, 12:16:38 AM
Oh, and I see I am the first DR to post in 2006!
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Post by: George on January 01, 2006, 12:17:31 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2006!!!
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Post by: George on January 01, 2006, 12:18:05 AM
Oh, and I see I am the first DR to post in 2006!

I was the last to post in 2005!  
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Post by: George on January 01, 2006, 12:38:47 AM
I just read Ron's review of Lestat on Page 5 of yesterday's posts.  It's sounds exciting!  I can't wait to get the CD...since I'm probably not going to be able to see it anytime soon.
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Post by: George on January 01, 2006, 12:48:10 AM
Some local yokels were shooting fireworks here and some were quite loud!  My cat didn't even notice...didn't panic, didn't run away and hide.  I think that that's a good thing. :)
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Post by: George on January 01, 2006, 01:03:10 AM
Well, I've finally caught up with all the fine posts from yesterday.  It's after 1:00 a.m., and I must be going.  Goodnight, all!

And one last time (from me) HAPPY NEW YEAR!! ;D
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Post by: Ann on January 01, 2006, 01:08:57 AM
Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Jed and I have had our champange...very cheap stuff :)  We have watched the ball drop, watched the Space Needle fireworks, and are now watching the South Park Movie...a strange tradition of ours.

I'll post resolutions tomorrow.
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 01:14:47 AM
I shall now toddle off to the bedroom environment, where I shall hopefully have sweet dreams and a nice beauty rest.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 06:56:46 AM
Good morning and Happy New Year once again!!!


We have another beauty here today and temps going into the mid-60s - shirt sleeve weather for sure!
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 06:58:34 AM
I will be picking up a friend at the airport around 4 p.m. this afternoon, so I know my usual routine for posting at HHW will be disrupted. The original plan was to be going out to dinner after picking him up, but sometimes my friend (who has a 90 minute drive home) just wants to get in his car and go, so we'll see about that.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 07:00:58 AM
Resolutions? I really haven't made any. I started on a serious diet three weeks ago, and so that resolution will continue into 2006. I canot let myself go like my father did at this age. I know if I did, I'd balloon up to close to 300 pounds the way he did. That is not going to happen.

So, staying on my diet is, I guess, the only real resolution I have now. I may think of more as the day progresses and I read what others have to say.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 07:03:11 AM
Since my day will be interrupted by going to the airport, I don't think I'm likely to start a movie I haven't seen before (like CINDERELLA MAN). More likely, I'll watch something I have seen before and that I don't mind interrupting to go to the airport. I'm thinking ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM with Irene Dunne.

Or THE INCREDIBLES.

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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 07:05:10 AM
And since I enjoyed SERENITY so much last night, I'm sure I'm going to pop open the FIREFLY boxed set and start watching the TV episodes again. I'm not sure I had high definition when the show first aired (and if I did, I'm not sure the local Fox affiliate broadcast them in widescreen), so this may be the first time I will see the episodes in widescreen.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 07:06:58 AM
LESTAT does have a great looking logo! I, too, will look forward to the cast CD. We haven't discussed a trip to NYC in 2006 yet (the fellow I'm pickiung up at the airport today is one of the guys I go to NYC with), but I'm hopeful that we'll get to see it this year.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 07:07:48 AM
ANd now, I'm going to do a load of laundry to get a head start on that chore.

WBBL.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 01, 2006, 07:25:48 AM
Good morning, all!   Happy New Year to you.  I'm not hungover, but I wasn't in bed before 3 am and I'm quite tired this morning.  I may see a film with my friend Matthew this afternoon, and give him his tasteful Christmas gift.  I have some Toyland work, some IRS assemblage, and that's more than enough.

I have never made a resolution that I've kept in the past 58 years, and I refuse to ever make one again.  Old Cootdom gives one privileges.
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 08:02:57 AM
Ah well....I am watching LA TRIVIATA ala Samuel Goldwyn - pretty scary.  

Happy New Year's Day to everyone at HHW.  We are certainly a tenacious bunch - in fact we hang in there no matter what!  And that's a good thing.  Why give up?  Why stop trying? Tell me why, baby.  Why, baby? Why, baby, why?
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 08:03:59 AM
Like DRMATTH I plan to continue my diet and reach my goal....

I want to do some serious writing this year.  And I want to be IN a play at my favorite theatre The Phoenix.  It's been a couple of years since I have acted in the BIG city of Indy.

I also plan to do all I can to make my sister's store a great success!
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 08:04:33 AM
DR CP said "June Wilkinson" - that always makes me happy.  I wonder if June brought in the New Year by twisting all night?  She sure CAN do it!
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 08:04:53 AM
Hi DRGINNY!
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Post by: Ginny on January 01, 2006, 08:08:29 AM
New Year's Day greetings!  Just as I suspected 2006 arrived whilst we slept.  DH Richard and DS Rob both woke up this morning feeling much better, so have taken off for their respective churches and I'm enjoying some solitude.

Have to give the resolutions some thought...
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Post by: Ginny on January 01, 2006, 08:09:37 AM
Hi, DR JRand and DR elmore!

Jack - If you DO act in Indy, we'll come see you!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 01, 2006, 08:22:51 AM
I've been up since 7 a.m.

Happy New Year, indeed.

Although I feel rested, I also am fighting a head cold that stays just a step ahead of all I'm doing.

Oh, well.  At least, I'm not down for the count!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 01, 2006, 08:24:01 AM
I initially arose at 4 a.m. (I don't KNOW why) today.  I decided I'd put a roast in my crockpot for later today.

I then discovered that despite two trips to the market the past two days, I still had forgotten to buy an essential ingredient:  Cream of Mushroom soup.

So...that was my purpose for going to the market.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 01, 2006, 08:25:57 AM
The market was filled with people -- all of whom work there.  They were very, very busy hauling out new stock items and stocking shelves.

I stumbled onto some rather wonderful things...sales on meats (N.Y. strips, pork loin and chicken), a shrimp cocktail platter (for $3.99), and I perused/bought several bottles of wine.

Nothing like going out for a can of soup.

At any rate, the roast is now cooking and all is well in the world.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 01, 2006, 08:26:54 AM
The skies here are quite cloudy and dark.

The air is rather cool.

Another storm is moving in for tonight, but it MAY just graze us as it appears to be heading more to the south.

BK will probably get some of this here storm...and it's supposed to be a doozy.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 01, 2006, 08:29:19 AM
I have yet to see "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."  I see that it is playing at an IMAX theater in Dublin...to the north of me.  I don't know Dublin, so driving there on a wet, ugly day doesn't appeal to me.  I could also take the BART there (the Bay Area's subway system), but I don't know whether it has a stop anywhere near that theater.

I'll ponder this more the next few hours and possibly I'll call and ask some questions of the theater staff.
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 08:35:50 AM
Good morning and Happy 2006 to y'all!

I was briefly awakened at midnight, by a phone call coming in on my sister's phone from her son, hollering "Happy New Year, Mom!!" Then I drifted back into slumber, and lo, when I awoke, it's Next Year!

Resolutions, huh? Well, a couple of weeks ago I resolved to fully remember how and why, above all, WHY I came to Showbiz in the first place, back when I was a pre-schooler... it was just so much FUN, so completely absorbing, it was so much MY DHARMA. All the way through school and into the actual BIZ. Then, somehow, the joy took a back seat to the mishegas, abandon was abandoned for worry and sturm und drang; the auditions were hell.

So each day I use some time to think of what's great and wonderful and, yes, sacred about life in The Theater. Just thinking about it makes me so glad, takes me back to my earliest experience of it. And, I'll be go-ta-hell if it doesn't WORK!!! And I DID do a couple of auditions in the last 2 weeks, and it WAS great and wonderful and yes, sacred. So, it's true: what we focus on becomes our reality, grows stronger.

I may even take BK's musical theater workshop...
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 08:36:19 AM
WOW! Did i just start Page 2???
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 08:38:01 AM
Oh, and another resolution: STOP DIETING!!
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 01, 2006, 08:53:31 AM
I do hope our esteemed BK gets that leopard-spotted dickie to the dry cleaners soon.  I just hate thinking of him as a "marked" man.

Remember, no groaning here at HHW.   ;D
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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 08:53:46 AM
Happy New Year !!
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 01, 2006, 08:55:27 AM
Oh, and another resolution: STOP DIETING!!

If you'd get your butt back to NY, we could share some Artie's cheesecake!
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 08:58:33 AM
Just popped in to see New Year's greetings from others. I'm also downloading updates to TurboTax. Yes, I'm going to try to do my own taxes this year.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 01, 2006, 08:59:06 AM
How's this for a resolution: I hereby resolve to do as many favors for my co-workers as I can, so as to make them think that they might owe me favors in return someday.  I also resolve not to cash in on those favors until I can get something really big and selfish for myself.

No, strike all that.  Try again.

I hereby resolve to do as many favors for my co-workers as I can, because it feels good to do them.

Much better.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 01, 2006, 09:04:11 AM
If you'd get your butt back to NY, we could share some Artie's cheesecake!
If our beloved DR PennyO is going off her diet, why would she want to share?

Just curious.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on January 01, 2006, 09:09:34 AM
I do not make resolutions for New Years.  Somehow that can only lead to disappointment.  I do have a few New Years  expectations.  One of which is to get back to a regular exercise routine and lose much excess weight.  This will be made easier by the fact that we have a beautiful natural area to walk in.  It will be great to walk around the lake and commune with the deer.  In the new house, we also have a room where we can keep all the exercise equipment always set up.

Also, now that I am out of the Hollywood gristmill, I plan to write more vigourously and write more for me...write the things I want, the way I want to do them.

I also want to explore taking an active role in the theatre here in town.
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Post by: Ben on January 01, 2006, 09:12:48 AM
I have returned! I miss Dublin and Cardiff but I am secure in the knowledge that we had a glorious vacation and I am a richer person for it.

So much on which to catch up (how's that for not ending a sentence with a preposition). It will take a few days but I will read and read and read some more.

No NY (that's New Year, not New York) resolutions for me.

I will return. I may be spotted up top but I'm probably just reading old posts so I'm not really here, I guess.
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Post by: Ginny on January 01, 2006, 09:16:44 AM
Oh, and another resolution: STOP DIETING!!

Now that's a resolution I might be able to sustain!

When we visited DR JRand's sister's bookstore a few weeks ago, I bought a book titled The Difference a Day Makes:  365 Ways to Change Your World in Just 24 Hours.  My goal is to read each day's entry, starting today, and try in some way to act upon the idea.  Today is "Un-Litter the Land," in which the author suggests picking up what others have carelessly discarded in a local park or playground.  I'm going to apply that here at home and pick up what I and the others who live here have carelessly discarded (or misplaced).
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Post by: Ginny on January 01, 2006, 09:18:40 AM
Nice to see folks returning from holiday travels and commitments:

Welcome back DR's Ben and Vixmom!
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 09:23:15 AM
Hi, DR JRand and DR elmore!

Jack - If you DO act in Indy, we'll come see you!

Oh please do!  I will keep you informed!!   ;D
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 09:26:04 AM
Glad you are enjoying the book, DRGINNY.  I was looking at the copy still here, and I think I will recommend it this week to someone!
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 09:28:29 AM
:)
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:28:47 AM

I also want to explore take an active role in the theatre here in town.

Okay, so I totally missed it: which town is that, DR Pogue??
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:31:51 AM
Um... about that cheesecake: If the piece is BIG enough, or if they would bring me the whole cake, I'm so happy to share MY piece... otherwise, i understand Elmore's post to mean we would be sharing the experience of cheesecake at Artie's - but not necessarily the actual portion... yes, he has seen me EAT!!!
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:34:45 AM
The No-Dieting resolution may be the hardest one for me to keep, after more than 4 decades... but in my experience, "thin" equals "young" in the theatah... and - silver-haired or not - I may STILL not be considered for roles in my age range if I appear too slender and "perky". oy... would 5 pounds really make all that much difference? oy...
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:35:48 AM
Bring on the cheesecake! Bring on the fudge! Gimme them cookies!! Another truffle, you swine! Oh, and a salad...
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:36:32 AM
And a Diet Coke, no ice...
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Post by: Ginny on January 01, 2006, 09:37:10 AM
...Oh, and a salad...

And now you can have dressing on it, DR PennyO!
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:40:13 AM
Oh, she's panicking... Orloff is up to 118 pounds after a month of Festive Foods...

I blame Jane, and the tin of fudge she sent to BK's partay... I blame BK's spaghetti and tuna macaroni... well, and the birthday cake and the toffee and the ice cream and the or-derves made with puff pastry and creme fraiche and the pound of brie and the Starbuck's mocha frappacino's and the wads o' bread at every friggin meal...
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:41:03 AM
... not to mention the slabs o' butter someone slathered all over said bread...
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:41:59 AM
And MEAT! Yummy fat meat! Lots of MEAT!
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:43:33 AM
Someday, when I have a captive audience, I'll tell ya about the decades of vegetarian, sugar-free, low-fat, low-calorie, low-carb, low-impact aerobic fun little Pen's life has been...
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:44:25 AM
Oh, I just remembered... I already DID that show...
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:46:06 AM
Think I'll scrounge in my sister's fridge, and then cook up a big fat STEAK for breakfast. MEAT!!!
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:46:39 AM
And while I'm at it, maybe I'll butter up some bacon to go with it...
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 01, 2006, 09:47:22 AM

So much on which to catch up (how's that for not ending a sentence with a preposition). It will take a few days but I will read and read and read some more.


DRBen, welcome back!  I've missed you and Anthony and I cannot wait to see you.

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Post by: elmore3003 on January 01, 2006, 09:49:27 AM
Bring on the cheesecake! Bring on the fudge! Gimme them cookies!! Another truffle, you swine! Oh, and a salad...

Speaking of fudge, Nursie Jane . . .
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:51:25 AM
Elmore!! Meat me at Arties!!!
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 01, 2006, 09:51:58 AM
please, mum, I'd like some more.  

Nurse Jane's chocolate fudge with dried cherries and slivers of almonds is ambrosial nirvana, and it's as wonderful as our Nursie!
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:52:22 AM
Trust me, Elmo, Jane's fudge is all but LETHALLY delicious.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 01, 2006, 09:52:56 AM
Elmore!! Meat me at Arties!!!

PennyO, that chicken in a pot has your name all over it.  Can't you find some reason to come to NYC for an audition?
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:52:59 AM
I could eat a pound of it in one go!
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:53:39 AM
Elmor, I thought so seriously about coming in to audition for Wally Shawn's Threepenny Opera...
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:54:22 AM
but I may be Too Old for the Chorus... plus, I was always Too Old for the Chorus...
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:55:01 AM
Still, if you hear of something I'd like, I WOULD come and audition.
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:55:43 AM
Mad Margaret, Madwoman of Chaillot, anything with Mad in the character description... preferably with a few high notes...
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:56:52 AM
preferably something with sequins...
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 09:57:19 AM
I shoulda been a drag queen...
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Post by: FJL on January 01, 2006, 10:17:54 AM
MADame Arnfeldt, MADame Tousseau
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Post by: FJL on January 01, 2006, 10:23:26 AM
I normally don't make resolutions for New Year's.  My doctor injects little reminders about the benefits of weight loss into his emails to me, although he doesn't usually bring it up when I see him, because he knows I know it and why make me feel uncomfortable coming to see him.  So maybe it's really about time to make weight loss a serious resolution.

On something that was brought up earlier - Does being thin make someone look young?  It's always seemed to me that, at least in the face, the fat fills in the lines.  :)
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 01, 2006, 10:32:10 AM
Today is National Bloody Mary Day!
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 01, 2006, 10:33:26 AM
January is:

National Book Month

National Egg Month

National Soup Month (Yes, give me soup!)
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 01, 2006, 10:34:23 AM
January is Jump Out of Bed Month.  

(Somehow, this gives me a mental image of Tom Cruise on Oprah.  Scary.)
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 01, 2006, 10:35:30 AM
January is:

International Gourmet Coffee Month.

January is also:

National Hot Tea Month.

Covers a lot of the bases, January does.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 01, 2006, 10:35:38 AM

On something that was brought up earlier - Does being thin make someone look young?  It's always seemed to me that, at least in the face, the fat fills in the lines.  :)

Amen!
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 01, 2006, 10:36:37 AM
January is Jump Out of Bed Month.  

(Somehow, this gives me a mental image of Tom Cruise on Oprah.  Scary.)

That would make it Jump On a Bed month! ;D
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 01, 2006, 10:36:50 AM
January is:

National Oatmeal Month.

National Slow Cooking Month.

Bread Machine Baking Month.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 01, 2006, 10:37:55 AM
January is:

Natinal Get Organized Month.

National Clean Up Your Computer Month.

National Mail Order Gardener Month.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 01, 2006, 10:39:08 AM
And January is also:

International Quality of Life Month

International Creativity Month

and National Mentoring Month.
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 10:39:52 AM
I think I saw DRVIXMOM around these parts this morning!

DR PENNYO - don't forget "Mad About the Boy" and "Mad Money" and "Mad" Magazine!

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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 10:42:49 AM
Well I won the bid on the Kurta!  It is not exactly my color, but I wanted to try one and see if I like it.  ;D

I got a three piece outfit - top, pants, dupotti scarf...the whole sha-mooo for $19 including s/h/insurance.  8)

I will probably wear the top with black pants....time will tell.
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 10:43:45 AM
DRSWW - we have MUCH to do this month I can tell from your list!

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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 11:27:41 AM
I will be the envy of all who survey me.
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Post by: Jane on January 01, 2006, 11:34:39 AM
Welcome home Ben.

Pogue I have a feeling you will have success meeting your New Year expectations.

My goodness Penny, not dieting doesnít mean you canít eat sensibly-LOL.
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Post by: Jane on January 01, 2006, 11:39:00 AM
Penny, you may not remember this, but you have been eating my fudge as long as you have known me.  First it was my motherís fudge.  I added the toasted slivered almonds and the dried cherries (from shipped from Michigan).  

elmore I will send more before the month is out.
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Post by: Jane on January 01, 2006, 11:45:34 AM
I guess I just made a New Years resolution, to send elmore fudge.

I want to see more of my children this year and I need to return to volunteer work.  I donít want to return to the nursing home, ten years of doing that with Echo & I admit my heart isnít in it anymore.  Not just because of Echo but it is so hard to visit.  I feel terribly guilty about deserting the friends I made there.  My next plan may be even more difficult since I want to play with the cats and dogs at a shelter.  The better socialized they are the better their chances of adoption.  Plus they must get lonely in those cages.
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 11:46:37 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  I can't remember the last time I slept past eleven, let alone eleven-thirty.  I must have NEEDED it.  Gray here, and I can see it's been raining, but it's not now.
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 11:54:51 AM
So, DR RLP - what is happening in this photo?  Is this part of Act One or Act Two?  :D
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 11:56:04 AM
DR BEN -  I hope we can plan on seeing photos of your trip!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 11:56:54 AM
Oh my that turned out to be a BIG photo, didn't it?

Oh well....ladies and gentlemen, DRJOSE's new boss:

The Vampire Lestat!
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 12:00:27 PM
There are people outside, walking, despite the grayness.  How can it be lunchtime already?

2006 is already flying by, like a gazelle in platform shoes.
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 12:02:25 PM
Welcome five GUESTS.  HAPPY NEW YEAR - make your resolution to come out of the woodwork and join our merry troupe!

And how about this for starting the New Year off on the right foot - in a mere nine hundred postings or so we will achieve our new plateau.
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Post by: Jane on January 01, 2006, 12:14:41 PM
JRand thanks for the photo.
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Post by: Jane on January 01, 2006, 12:15:37 PM
After several hours working in the rain and wind, for the third day now, poor Keith is chilled to the bone.
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 01, 2006, 12:16:53 PM

So much on which to catch up (how's that for not ending a sentence with a preposition).


Ending the sentence with "much" would have been OK DR Ben. :)
"Up" is a preposition but then I guess your sentence really ended with the Parenthesis.

Welcome back.
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 12:18:31 PM
JRand thanks for the photo.

Always my pleasure!  ;D

So...re the set for DECEIT as a NYC apartment.  What is the style...moderne, art deco, IKEA....is it a "new" building or a "prewar" building....  8)
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 12:19:20 PM
Give him some soup, DR JANE....it even warms up snowmen!

The original THE PRODUCERS movie is on TCM in about one hour.
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 12:24:53 PM
Probaby one of those near West End Avenue buildings - nice moldings, small apartment done cleverly (bigger apartment, more traditional if we were in a bigger proscenium space), some IKEA (for budgetary reasons), but a video projector (one character likes his toys).
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 12:46:07 PM
Has Ann caught up?  Has up caught Ann?
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Post by: George on January 01, 2006, 12:48:24 PM
I have returned! I miss Dublin and Cardiff but I am secure in the knowledge that we had a glorious vacation and I am a richer person for it.

Welcome back, Ben!  

Have you heard anything about getting a complete copy of your show with Beverley??  I still haven't gotten a response from my feedback about the switching of shows in midstream.
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 12:50:07 PM
Probaby one of those near West End Avenue buildings - nice moldings, small apartment done cleverly (bigger apartment, more traditional if we were in a bigger proscenium space), some IKEA (for budgetary reasons), but a video projector (one character likes his toys).

Thanks....very interesting.   8)
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 12:50:36 PM
Every year, a fellow named Darrel Karl posts his best of year CDs on a group called castrec.  While one doesn't always agree with him, he's been very kind to my productions over the years.  This year, he named best revival cast album on CD thusly:

BEST NEW REVIVAL CAST ALBUM:  After The Ball (Kritzerland).  It would be easy to pick Pacific Overtures and DRGís Wonderful Town recording with Brooke Shields is (surprisingly) more enjoyable than the Donna Murphy version, but this recording runs rings around the original London cast album.  Bruce Kimmel did an excellent job in preserving just enough of the dialogue to allow the cast album to tell the story as well as to showcase the too-long neglected gem of a Noel Coward score. And for once, the interpolations arenít objectionable.

And he named best male vocalist CD thusly:

BEST MALE VOCAL/INSTRUMENTAL:  Guy Haines/New Guy In Town (Kritzerland).  Another controversial choice, I suspect.  Sure, there are other performers below who might technically be better singers.  But this album has the Kimmel ďsoundĒ and song arrangements reminiscent of the old Varese Sarabande days (which you either love or hate, but I love) that none of the other albums have -- plus a song selection that is fun, quirky, and highly individualistic.  And, for better or worse, ďGuyísĒ taste in songs almost always mirrors my own.  Itís a comfort food recording for me.

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Post by: George on January 01, 2006, 12:53:43 PM
Congratulations, BK!  That's wonderful!  You (and Guy) must be very proud. ;D
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Post by: Ann on January 01, 2006, 01:00:59 PM
Ann has caught up

I'm spending my afternoon pulling more CDs on to my computer for future uploading onto my ipod.  A good way to kick off the year, I feel.
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 01:17:02 PM
Perhaps I'll put on some clothing and go out for a bit.  Whatever shall I eat this fine day?  Is anything open?  I have very little in the house.  Hmmm.
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Post by: Jennifer on January 01, 2006, 01:17:31 PM
For anyone looking for new tv, ABC has a new series called IN JUSTICE at 10pm. And at 9pm is one of those clips/synopsis type DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. I will watch both, since sometimes those synopsis shows either show new things, or remind me of things I forgot.

Happy New YEAR'S to everyone.
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 02:04:45 PM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?  Standing on their collective right feet?  It's very rainy here - still haven't addressed the food issue.  All right, I shall now address the food issue:

Food Issue
PO Box 1234
Anytown, USA
Title: Re:HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME TO 2006!
Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 02:05:10 PM
I guess I shall put on clothing now and brave the rain in search of something to eat.
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 01, 2006, 02:14:22 PM
"I Resolve" - A "She Loves Me" reference.

I do not make New Year resolutions.
Title: Re:HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME TO 2006!
Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 02:25:04 PM
Congratulations to Kritzerland and Mr BK on their CD success - and to Darrel Karl on his unerring good taste.

Will Mr Haines celebrate?  Perhaps he should get something to eat.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on January 01, 2006, 02:43:09 PM

Congrats to BK for his much-deserved Krtizerland accolades.  Guy needs radio play!

PennyO, the town is Lexington, Kentucky...but I can actually throw a wider net as both Louisville and Cincinnati are close by as well.
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 02:43:31 PM
I completely forgot I have a party to attend at six, although whether I WILL attend is another story - it's just down the street, so I'll probably drop in to say hey.  

Meanwhile, Gelson's was open so I got some foodstuffs from there deli.
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 03:15:26 PM
You must attend the party - you will meet someone who will have something nice to say!   8)
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 03:29:29 PM
Good evening!

Back from picking up my friend at the airport, and we went to a yummy Chinese buffet so the holiday season ended on a perfect note.

Poor guy has to work tomorrow (he teaches second grade), so I feel for him with that 80-90 minute drive home and then having to face the youngsters tomorrow.
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Post by: Ginny on January 01, 2006, 03:31:06 PM
PennyO, the town is Lexington, Kentucky...but I can actually throw a wider net as both Louisville and Cincinnati are close by as well.

DR Charles Pogue - we'll attend your performances, too!
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 03:32:32 PM
From what I could see from my excursion out this afternoon, ALL of the restaurants around here were open and doing HUGE business, too.
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Post by: George on January 01, 2006, 03:33:02 PM
I just got back from braving the weathers here in Olympia...it's gotten quite windy all of a sudden.  When I woke up this morning, it was a little overcast but with some sunlight peaking through.  Then the clouds became more prominent and the wind came and hasn't let up, yet.

I went to Panda Express for food, then went to the Dollar Store that's not too far away from Panda.  I bought some Certs (two bags of 77 candies each...only a dollar a bag), some Panasonic batteries (name brands are good), and three DVDs:  "A Star Is Born" with Janet Gaynor (it says it's "Digitally Remastered," but it's also in color and wasn't it originally a black and white movie??), "My Favorite Brunette" with Bob Hope (it also says it's "Digitally Remastered," but this is in black and white) and finally, "Stage Door Canteen" with Katharine Hepburn (it's also in black and white but it doesn't say anything about any kind of remastering).  We'll see how these all look.

Anyway, everything in the store is a dollar each, or sometimes three for a dollar or two for a dollar, but nothing is more than a dollar. ;)
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Post by: JMK on January 01, 2006, 03:33:47 PM
So, DR RLP - what is happening in this photo?  Is this part of Act One or Act Two?  :D

Isn't that Mother Superior warbling "Climb Ev'ry Mountain"?
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 03:33:51 PM
Watched another CSI: NY episode, this one involving mafia gangs with a younger generation of hoods. A creepy, unsettling episode.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 03:35:29 PM
No, DR George, Janet Gaynor's A STAR IS BORN was one of the early three strip Technicolor films. BECKY SHARP in 1935 was the first three strip feature film, and this was released in 1937.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 03:37:31 PM
I then spent a great afternoon enjoying for the umpteenth time THE INCREDIBLES. It is so full of brilliant animation, great action sequences, superb voice talent, and really amazing visuals. The audio was Dolby 5.1-EX, so that back surround channel was as active as the other two surrounds. The music is great for this movie, too.
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Post by: JMK on January 01, 2006, 03:39:15 PM
Of course, if that is Mother Superior, methinks quite a few HHW denizens will be quoting the Bard and getting themselves to a Nunnery.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 03:39:46 PM
I probably won't watch that DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES clip show. I watched it last year because I hadn't seen every episode, but I have this season and really don't see the need to watch for myself.

Of course, the show coming on afterward, IN JUSTICE, is just getting a preview here tonight. Its regular timeslot will be Fridays at 9 p.m. on ABC.
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Post by: George on January 01, 2006, 03:40:24 PM
No, DR George, Janet Gaynor's A STAR IS BORN was one of the early three strip Technicolor films. BECKY SHARP in 1935 was the first three strip feature film, and this was released in 1937.

Cool...thanks for the info! ;D
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Post by: George on January 01, 2006, 03:41:30 PM
Of course, if that is Mother Superior, methinks quite a few HHW denizens will be quoting the Bard and getting themselves to a Nunnery.

Methinks you are quite correct! ;)
Title: Re:HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME TO 2006!
Post by: Cillaliz on January 01, 2006, 03:42:36 PM
Well I'm off to the store to get the ingredients for Jane's fudge.  I usually make the fudge recipe from the Marshmallow Cream Jar, so it will be nice to try a different one
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 01, 2006, 03:44:57 PM
Then I'm going to make some black eyed peas.  Eating them this time of year is supposed to bring good luck.  It's a southern tradition.  My friend Linda, who lives in the lower 9th ward in New Orleans survived Katrina and 2 floods, although she's still living on a cruise ship. Anyway, yesterday she said "Imagine how bad it would have been if I hadn't eaten my black eyed peas!" LOL. Gotta love it.
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Post by: Ginny on January 01, 2006, 03:47:59 PM
DR Cillaliz - Your friend Linda sounds like a real glass-half-full kind of person!
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 03:53:45 PM
Off to watch some TV and DVDs now.

WBBL.
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 03:54:56 PM
Jane's Fudge - that's the title of my next novel.

Jane's Fudge is spectacularly good - I still have a few yummilicious pieces left, which I'm doling out slowly.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 04:00:26 PM
Good Evening!

Happy 2006!!!!

Greetings from the Green Room.  I was running a little late this morning, so I wasn't able to post before heading out for the matinee.

I started off 2006 with my workout.  And then I stepped on the scale, and... Well...  At least my pants are fitting better... And I actually think I look thinner and fitter...  *I keep thinking that with the way I've been working out and eating that I've been losing at least five pounds a week, so...  I had still lost some weight as of this morning - which, overall, is a very good thing considering a few Christmas parties and meal were in the mix, but still...

However, while sitting in the pit during the matinee, I noticed that my legs and arms felt a bit "firmer" - yes, my hands wander during book scenes, so...

It's all good.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 04:01:05 PM
And confession time:  I still have yet to ready today's posts, so...

Just had to get off my chest.

;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 04:08:25 PM
As for New Year's Resolutions...

Well, I sort of got a head start on the whole eating more, exercising more routine the week before Thanksgiving... And I just hope to continue that into 2006.  -Which is why I made sure to work out this morning.  -However, I will be taking tomorrow off.

Otherwise, I have a short term "resolution" of going through my various "boxes of stuff" over the next couple of weeks.  Lots of shredding, lots of filing, lots of purging.  It just HAS to get done!  -All part of the prep for my full-time move back to New York City.  I believe Heloise - or some other household hint guru - has a "five minutes a day" rule - where you set aside five minutes each day to organize something - a drawer, a shoebox, etc.  So, I will be going through my file boxes... and, hopefully, get through two boxes a day.

Other than that... I'm just hoping to continue what I was working on last year... Be more positive.  See the good in all people.  Not be so hard on myself.  Better myself.  -And let that "bettering" influence the people around me - either directly or indirectly.

:)
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 04:08:40 PM
DRJOSE - remember idle hands are the devil's playthings.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 04:09:07 PM
Well, evening show in about 20 minutes.... So...

Laters...
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 01, 2006, 04:23:39 PM
So, DR RLP - what is happening in this photo?  Is this part of Act One or Act Two?  :D


I think it's early in Act I -- but I could be wrong.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 01, 2006, 04:26:01 PM

Congrats to BK for his much-deserved Krtizerland accolades.  Guy needs radio play!

PennyO, the town is Lexington, Kentucky...but I can actually throw a wider net as both Louisville and Cincinnati are close by as well.

And Indianapolis isn't beyond a couple of hours drive, either!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 01, 2006, 04:27:18 PM
I will be the envy of all who survey me.

Hoosiers will point their fingers at you and gape!

Dogs will bark and cats will hiss.

Little children will be very afraid.
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 04:34:19 PM
Just wrote two pages of the short story - I wanted to write SOMETHING on this first day of 2006, and now I have.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 01, 2006, 04:48:59 PM

elmore I will send more before the month is out.

Nursie, you are too good!
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 04:50:53 PM
Hoosiers will point their fingers at you and gape!

Dogs will bark and cats will hiss.

Little children will be very afraid.

So, what else is new?  :P
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 04:51:23 PM
Just wrote two pages of the short story - I wanted to write SOMETHING on this first day of 2006, and now I have.

You write the NOTES everyday! :)
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 01, 2006, 04:51:42 PM
I think I will eat an apple and watch a DVD!
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Post by: Jennifer on January 01, 2006, 05:14:20 PM
My 3 month old niece cracks me up.  For the past few weeks she has been laughing and smiling like crazy. But lately (and perhaps it's because she has been under the weather) she doesn't laugh for me.

So yesterday my dad was taking a video of me and her. I was singing her a song she likes. Normally she cackles throughout. But yesterday she just stared off into space, not even a smile. And i looked like a big fool. Watching it back is even funnier.  My sis said she doesn't like the camera.  But I think she just didn't want to laugh for me!
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 05:29:39 PM
I guess I'll at least drop by the party down the street - it would be unseemly not to.  Hoping the rain stops long enough for me to walk there and back.

Rally!!!
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Post by: TCB on January 01, 2006, 05:30:51 PM
Mad Margaret, Madwoman of Chaillot, anything with Mad in the character description... preferably with a few high notes...


How about MAD MAX???
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Post by: TCB on January 01, 2006, 05:44:51 PM


However, while sitting in the pit during the matinee, I noticed that my legs and arms felt a bit "firmer" - yes, my hands wander during book scenes, so...




Hmm, I suppose that depends on who sits next to you in the pit!




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Post by: MBarnum on January 01, 2006, 05:45:13 PM




 - yes, my hands wander during book scenes, so...



Yes, yes they do.  ::)
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Post by: MBarnum on January 01, 2006, 05:50:42 PM
Am back from a long day! Drove up north and had lunch with Mark and James (today is James' birthday) and we at a fantastic meal at an Italian place at a new upscale mall in Lake Oswego. Then we shopped at Borders where James and Mark bought a DVD and a couple of CDs and I bought a CD of 100 STRINGS: CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS and a double album RAY CONNIFF: WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN and LOVE STORY.

After that we went to see BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN....                        
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Post by: Jane on January 01, 2006, 05:54:19 PM
Give him some soup, DR JANE....it even warms up snowmen!


We warmed up with THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA  :)
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Post by: MBarnum on January 01, 2006, 05:54:23 PM
...and I am here to tell you that BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is one heck of a good movie! The two leads, who I have never seen before...as far as I know...were fantastic! I really enjoyed it. So did Mark and James. Mark particularly liked that it was filmed in Wyoming, which is where he is from.

My only disappointment with the film is that whoever was in charge of women's wardrobe and hair styles needs to take a refresher course one how women wore their hair in the 60s and 70s....the hair and clothing always seemed to be about 10 years off...in the early 60s they were dressed like the 70s and as soon as it became 1970 everyone had Farrah Fawcett CHARLIES ANGEL hair, which didn't really come along until several years later.

All the men wore jeans and western shirts so they didn't really matter as much.
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Post by: MBarnum on January 01, 2006, 05:55:29 PM
TCB, I meant to tell you yesterday thanks for the nice compliment! You are a swell human being!

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Post by: Cillaliz on January 01, 2006, 05:56:57 PM
Well my first batch ever of Jane's Fudge is chilling in the fridge so I can cut it into squares.  I can't wait.
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Post by: FJL on January 01, 2006, 06:12:11 PM
BK - I take issue with a lot of Darrel Karl's observations, but am in total agreement with him about AFTER THE BALL and NEW GUY IN TOWN.  Hoping that it sells a lot of CD's for you and Kritzerland!
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Post by: Jane on January 01, 2006, 06:14:35 PM
Nursie, you are too good!

Just don't let me forget to me good. ;D
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Post by: Jane on January 01, 2006, 06:20:20 PM
Cillaliz the fudge made it into the frig without your tasting it? ::)

Now I'm in the mood for my fudge and I don't have any made.
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 06:20:46 PM
FJL, I obviously have certain issues as well (you know whereof I speak, and I, in fact, wrote him about it), but he is who he is - just a person with an opinion, like so many others.
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Post by: Jane on January 01, 2006, 06:23:50 PM
Jennifer we will check out IN JUSTICE, thanks for the tip.
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 06:25:07 PM
On the other hand, FJL, go visit amazon.com - I'm sure that will give you a smile.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 01, 2006, 06:25:32 PM
Cillaliz the fudge made it into the frig without your tasting it? ::)

Now I'm in the mood for my fudge and I don't have any made.

LOL, yeah right....like that could ever happen in my lifetime. What I tasted was fantastic.  
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Post by: Jane on January 01, 2006, 06:38:23 PM
LOL Cillaliz, I thought so-the part about it not making it into your fridge.  Glad you like it.
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Post by: FJL on January 01, 2006, 06:45:03 PM
BK - re the Amazon page -     :)
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Post by: Jane on January 01, 2006, 07:06:41 PM
I just received a very sad phone call.  My cousin passed away today.
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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 07:07:13 PM
Hello dear friedns!  I have missed you.  We have been busy here between hosting Christamas Day festivities and hosting New Year's Eve festivities.

We had a friend of the Vixter's over from about 4 PM yesterday until about 8:30 PM tonight

We had a few friends drop by New Years Eve starting at 5... a few of them have babies so they stopped by  for an hour or so and then headed homes, others are "DINKS" who had festive plans at fancy hotel bashes so they stopped by for an hour or so and moved on and then we rang in the New Year with our old faithful friends (who were instrumental in the introduction of Vixdad and myself) with whom we have rung in the pat 19 years, plus the Vixter & her friend who promptly retired glad they had "made it to 12"



This mornng we rose and went out to brunch with the aforesaid couple, the Vixter & freidns and a couple with  two toddlers... then all returned to our house fora day of board games and conversation... and now the friedns are gone the Vixter is abed, Vixdad is watching the Twilight Zone and here I am!
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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 07:08:01 PM
I just received a very sad phone call.  My cousin passed away today.

Jane I very sorry. You and your family will be in my prayers tonight  
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Post by: Jane on January 01, 2006, 07:17:04 PM
Vixmom thank you.  I enjoyed reading about your New Year festivities.
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 07:18:32 PM
Sorry to hear it, Jane.

vixmom, glad to have you back, and STAY back!
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 07:20:24 PM
Speaking of back, I'm back from the party.  Jrand was right - two people came up to me and said VERY nice things - one of them had read Benjamin Kritzer and LOVED it and is now on a crusade to get it made as a film.  The other (Anthony Slide) had read Rewind and loved it.  So, that was very nice to hear.  I didn't eat anything, just chatted with folks, and then came back to the home environment, where I shall now light a log and finish the movie I'm watching (something I TIVOd aways back).
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 01, 2006, 07:26:59 PM
I just received a very sad phone call.  My cousin passed away today.

DRJane, I'm so sorry!
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Post by: George on January 01, 2006, 07:28:56 PM
I just received a very sad phone call.  My cousin passed away today.

Jane, I'm very sorry to hear this.
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Post by: Jane on January 01, 2006, 07:29:32 PM
Bruce-wow, a movie.  I was only thinking tv series.

Thank you Bruce and elmore.  I'm really sad right now.  I'm going to go cuddle with Keith and watch something.

'night
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Post by: FJL on January 01, 2006, 07:35:24 PM
Jane - So sorry to hear about your cousin.  Wishing strength to you and your family.
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 07:39:49 PM
I've finished all the little foodstuffs I bought at Gelson's - a little lobster salad, and three chicken tenders.  I also bought some potato salad, which I just finished, and some chicken with almonds (like chicken salad), which tasted a bit funky to me, so I'm leaving it.  So, I need one more item to eat - popcorn?  Fudge?  I shall ponder.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 01, 2006, 07:46:10 PM
Jane, I am so sorry about your cousin.
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Post by: Matthew on January 01, 2006, 07:50:35 PM
Hi everyone.  I'm posting from the lobby of the Ramada Inn in LA, deep in the heart of what seems to be Korea Town.  I feel like I'm in the middle of Miss Saigon.  Anyhow, just wanted to let everyone know that my first breakfast in 2006 was at Du-Par's in Studio City. Fabulous pancakes, as you all already know.  It's been a great time here in So. Cal this week, except for the weather, of course, but we're getting by.  More when I get back.
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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 07:56:24 PM
Sorry to hear it, Jane.

vixmom, glad to have you back, and STAY back!
The Vixter, Vixdad and I all had the time between Christmas & New year's off from our respective jobs and school... very unusual for us to be able to spend so much time together without being  "on vaction" at a relative's home... we took the time to spend the time together... we rarely left the house just played board games, did some organizing and emptying of closets and drawers donating the excess to younger neighbors or the GoodWill as appropriate and just spent time talking to one another something we rarely get a chance to do with these crazy schedules we have... I envy the Pogues their new found time to relax in financial security and actually live their lives instead of spending them working and commuting!



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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 07:59:11 PM
and now I have been catching up... working backwards!  I just read all of yesterday's posts! Great review Ron. thank you! And now, I go o the past posts!



 
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Post by: George on January 01, 2006, 08:00:32 PM
Today, I watched "My Favorite Brunette," most of "Stage Door Canteen" and I glanced through bits of "A Star Is Born."  I got these DVDs at a local dollar store for a dollar each!  "ASIB" is in color, but it looks like a colorized black and white movie. :P Both "MFB" and "SDC" sound pretty good but are a little dark.  It was fun to watch "Stage Door Canteen" and all those old-time performers.  And Ethel Merman and Gypsy Rose Lee were BOTH in it!!  But not in the same scene, though.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 08:15:30 PM
Very sorry to read your sad news, DR Jane. I will be thinking about you.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 08:16:59 PM
Public domain films like those are always crap shoots, DR George. You never know what kind of quality you're going to get.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 08:18:13 PM
Had a lovely evening of TV and DVDing.

Started off with another CSI: NY episode. This one concerned a circus contortionist killed near Coney Island.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 08:19:47 PM
Since the NFL game on CBS ran long, COLD CASE was delayed, so I watched two LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT repeat episodes on NBC. Both were fairly familiar and yet I did enjoy watching them again. I didn't quite remember how either one quite resolved itself, so the endings were very satisfying.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 08:22:14 PM
Then I watched the new series IN JUSTICE. I found it very entertaining. I liked the cast, the case was interesting, and the pieces of the puzzle were assembled well enough to hold my interest even though it was near-impossible to guess the identity of the killer. I'll continue watching this in its regular time slot on Fridays. It will be the only show I watch on Fridays (apart from sampling THE BOOK OF DANIEL which premieres this week).
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Post by: George on January 01, 2006, 08:23:00 PM
Then I watched the new series IN JUSTICE. I found it very entertaining. I liked the cast, the case was interesting, and the pieces of the puzzle were assembled well enough to hold my interest even though it was near-impossible to guess the identity of the killer. I'll continue watching this in its regular time slot on Fridays. It will be the only show I watch on Fridays (apart from sampling THE BOOK OF DANIEL which premieres this week).

I plan on watching this tonight, too.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 08:26:05 PM
I plan on watching this tonight, too.

There are so many lawyer procedurals on TV now, so I was pleased that this one had enough different about it to keep me interested. I didn't read especially flattering reviews for the show, but I think it has great promise.
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Post by: PennyO on January 01, 2006, 08:53:27 PM
Jane, I'm so sorry about your cousin. We'll talk...

So I just got back from 2 count 'em 2 movies - it's been a long time since I went to a movie, and here were 2 - Fun With Dick and Jane - nice mindless remake of the George Segal-Jane Fonda mindless romp; AND The Family Stone!! Wow. Go see it. As my grandma said about ET: "Quite a pic-chuh... I could see it again..."

Then I had eggplant parmesan at Buca di Beppo with my friend Bill. Started with a nice Caprese with very fresh mozzarella and basil. Yummmmm.

And it feels like a hundred o'clock, so I'll toddle off. Nightynite, m'DR's.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 01, 2006, 08:54:27 PM
I am feeling very tired and am heading for bed.

Good night, all!
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 09:02:05 PM
Too bad dear reader Matthew didn't arrange for a West Coast hainsies/kimlets get-together, especially since he was two minutes away at Du-Par's.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 09:06:46 PM
Good Evening!

Well...

My parents hosted a New Year's Day party for some of their friends today.  It was still going on when I got home after the show...

And, yes, the karaoke machine was getting quite the workout...

Calgon, Take Me Away!

::)
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Post by: MBarnum on January 01, 2006, 09:07:06 PM
I returned because I realized I did not post my New Years resolutions...but first I want to say how sorry I am, DR Jane, about your cousin  :-\
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 09:08:05 PM
DR Jane - Sorry to hear about your loss.
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Post by: MBarnum on January 01, 2006, 09:14:10 PM
As for New Years resolutions, I make them every year. I really don't recall if I keep or break most of them...although it does seem like I make the same ones every year!

The first resolutions is to get back into shape. Since I bought this house 4 years ago it seems that I have been making payments to a gym that I rarely use...so that IS going to change. And pronto.

Along with that is a resolution to eat better. I don't eat all that bad to begin with, but I tell you I have had no will power this holiday season when it comes to carb loaded food...namely homemade Christmas goodies of the chocolate variety.

I can have a small piece of chocolate now and then without raising my blood sugar to all fired hi...and maybe a loan cookie. I vow to do better in 2006.

And my 3rd resolution is to get my home environment more organized. And to clean more often.

4th and most important resolution is to get some of the myriad of interviews that I have on tape transcribed so that they can get to the various and sundried magazines that I write for.
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 09:14:34 PM
I will tell you about the power of haineshisway.com.  I received a sweet e-mail from someone named Emy.  Some time ago, when we had a topic of the day regarding teachers that made a difference, Dan-the-Man had posted about his English teacher.  Well, that teacher turned out to be Emy's grandmother, and in searching her on the Internet he was led here.  Of course, Dan-the-Man doesn't know about it yet as he's been errant and truant since 12/28 - I've PMd him the e-mail and also given his e-mail address to Emy.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 09:16:23 PM
As for the pic from Lestat... From what I can tell from the background, I believe that's from early in the first act.  *Also, the color of his shirt is a clue too...  Got to love those costume designers and their costume plots.

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 09:23:02 PM
And back to Resolutions for a moment...

There was a nice segment on the radio I caught on the way back from the show tonight.  The gentleman they were interviewing said it was better to think of New Year's Resolutions as New Year's Priorities.  -What will I concentrate on in the New Year?  And be sure to set up goals - long term AND, more importantly, short terms goals.  Resolutions were made to be broken.  Priorities were made to be paid attention to.  -And by prioritizing certain things, that then leaves room for those "failures" along the way.

...and that's my new philosophy!

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 09:24:25 PM
DR MBarnum - Me? Wandering hands?!?!??

;D
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 01, 2006, 09:24:33 PM
Priorities is a good way to look at it. I look at is as things I want to do better.  If I'm not perfect well that's fine, but there are a number of things I can do better than I am now.
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Post by: MBarnum on January 01, 2006, 09:25:51 PM
5th resolution is to get more of my DVDs watched (an perhaps not to keep buying so many. And to begin I shall now watch another weekend Bollywood movie. And that will be MUGHAL-E-AZAM (1960) starring the wonderful Dilip Kumar, the beautiful Madhubala (who could give Meena Kumari a run for her money in the looks department), and Prithviraj Kapoor.

MUGHAL-E-AZAM is to Hindi cinema what GONE WITH THE WIND is to us, a bonafide classic. It is so popular that it was rereleased the theaters in India, and the U.S., this last year. This is not the first version of the story of a doomed love affair between a crown prince and a court dancer, but it is considered the best.

We shall see.

(http://i3.ebayimg.com/03/i/05/22/2c/e3_1_b.JPG)







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Post by: TCB on January 01, 2006, 09:26:00 PM


Jane, I am so sorry to hear your news.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 09:29:27 PM
...And as "luck" would have it, one of the guys in the cast was handing out his Holiday Cards today... And in his greeting and wishes to me he mentioned that my hard work (out) is paying off - he can see the improvement, the progress...  That was just what I needed after my quasi-disappoinment this morning after stepping on the scale.

Ain't people great?

:)
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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 09:40:35 PM
Nearly caught up...just keep reading...just keep reading....
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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 09:41:30 PM
I hope everyone has recovered from their various ailments.... however ~~~VIBES~~~ for those what needs 'em!


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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 09:42:20 PM
Exciting news from Ben!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 01, 2006, 09:43:34 PM
Jane, I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin's passing.  
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 09:44:57 PM
OH!...

And I was also reminded tonight that we have Noon show on Tuesday, the 10th... So, I guess that means I won't be heading up next "weekend" - just not enough turn around time.  However, the 16th is looking good.  -What's that they say about best laid plans?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 09:46:18 PM
Welcome Home, Ben and Ant!
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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 09:51:38 PM
Books I 've read and enjoyed this year include all five of the novels by our esteemed bk and Penny's  Jewish Thighs on Broadway, I had several books 'read to me" via Books on Tape ( my local library lends out unabridged copies) which include Memoirs of a Geisha, which I loved, The DaVinci Code which annoyed me with it's 'cliffhanging" writing style   I mean how many times can you hint about something withourt actually tellingus what it is befoer you just get annoyed and don't care anymore? and which contained toomany unbelievable elements including the 'ending" that left me feeling very dis satisfied and cheated


Kite Runner is a book I can't make my mind up about...the writing style annoyed me a little in this one too... and I found that by midway through the book I no longer cared for the narrator and wanted to give him a good slap, but I cared very deep0ly for many of the other characters in the story

 
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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 09:53:15 PM
Oh yeah I was just reading the posts from favorite books day! LOL
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 01, 2006, 09:53:59 PM
I will tell you about the power of haineshisway.com.  I received a sweet e-mail from someone named Emy.  Some time ago, when we had a topic of the day regarding teachers that made a difference, Dan-the-Man had posted about his English teacher.  Well, that teacher turned out to be Emy's grandmother, and in searching her on the Internet he was led here.  Of course, Dan-the-Man doesn't know about it yet as he's been errant and truant since 12/28 - I've PMd him the e-mail and also given his e-mail address to Emy.

12/28?  Has it been that long?  Seems like only yesterday I was recalling some such childhood memory or other.

Anyway, as I said to you in my reply, BK--this is the kind of thing I love about the internet and about HHW in partic.  And I thank you for making this the kind of place where connections like this can happen.
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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 09:56:28 PM
Dan(the man) I got your message and havn't had an opportunity to use the DVD player yet as people here have been monopolizing it with various  Chrustmas presents... Muppet Show first season, Wind in the Willows BBC TV series, Arrested Development Season 2, etc etc etc

But thank you again for your kindness I will check it out ASAP
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 01, 2006, 09:59:33 PM
Dan(the man) I got your message and havn't had an opportunity to use the DVD player yet as people here have been monopolizing it with various  Chrustmas presents... Muppet Show first season, Wind in the Willows BBC TV series, Arrested Development Season 2, etc etc etc

But thank you again for your kindness I will check it out ASAP

Cool!  I hope u like!
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Post by: TCB on January 01, 2006, 10:01:17 PM
I plan on watching this tonight, too.

Yes, George, you need to watch IN JUSTICE.  We have to support our fellow Northwest actors.  I believe that Kyle MacLachlan was born in Yakima and he graduated from the U of W.  I remember when he was doing MASS APPEAL at Tacoma Actor's Guild, he had already filmed DUNE,and he was just waiting around for it to be released.  He is quite a good actor and a very nice man.  
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 01, 2006, 10:07:02 PM
And welcome back DR Ben and Ant.  I hope you brought back with you a recording of the full hour with Beverley on Showtime so we can hear the entire broadcast.
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 10:33:36 PM
I'm catching up on all my TIVOd movies from this year, none of which I've even glanced at.  By the end of this evening, I'll have seen three this very day.
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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 10:36:18 PM
Bk I have caught up... but somehow I have missed any posts regarding the situtaion at the El Portal.  Was it resolved to your satifation?
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Post by: bk on January 01, 2006, 11:04:24 PM
We have a meeting with the El Portal folks on Tuesday.  I'm sure it will all be fine.
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Post by: MBarnum on January 01, 2006, 11:05:38 PM
Jose, don't forget that the scale can be deceiving. When you work out you are losing body fat and gaining muscle and muscle weighs more then the body fat did. So the improvement from the workouts will be in the way you look and feel.

Now, stop feeling yourself. ::)
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Post by: MBarnum on January 01, 2006, 11:06:42 PM
I am enjoying MUGHAL-E-AZAM very much but it is time for to go to bed. Freddy and I are beat!
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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 11:12:24 PM
Jose, don't forget that the scale can be deceiving. When you work out you are losing body fat and gaining muscle and muscle weighs more then the body fat did. So the improvement from the workouts will be in the way you look and feel.

Now, stop feeling yourself. ::)

 :o Have you any substitutes for him? ;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 11:12:52 PM
Jose, don't forget that the scale can be deceiving. When you work out you are losing body fat and gaining muscle and muscle weighs more then the body fat did. So the improvement from the workouts will be in the way you look and feel.

Now, stop feeling yourself. ::)

Well... Would you like to feel me?

 ;D

 :-*

 :P
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 11:13:36 PM
:o Have you any substitutes for him? ;D

-Now that was a little spooky...  But I like the way you think!

:)
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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 11:14:23 PM
We have a meeting with the El Portal folks on Tuesday.  I'm sure it will all be fine.

good
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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 11:15:07 PM
-Now that was a little spooky...  But I like the way you think!

:)

 ;D
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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 11:17:29 PM
BTW  Jose, I have a little something I wanted to drop in the mail for you... abit late of coure but I don't know WHERE to send it.  Could you email me the correct  PO Box.  Please check my bio for my new email add  Thanks!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 11:17:53 PM
Jose, don't forget that the scale can be deceiving. When you work out you are losing body fat and gaining muscle and muscle weighs more then the body fat did. So the improvement from the workouts will be in the way you look and feel.

Now, stop feeling yourself. ::)

And, yes, I do know that scales can be "deceiving"...  And I also know that I've also put on some muscle over the past couple of weeks...  However... And I guess I should have mentioned this earlier... I have one of those body-fat measuring scales... And when I stepped on the scale this morning - which was the first time in two weeks - the body-fat percentage number had not budged from the last time.  -I expected at least one percentage point... So...  *However, they do advise to weigh yourself in the evenings on those types of scales, when you're body is fully hydrated since that will give you a more accurate reading.  So...

Basta!
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Post by: vixmom on January 01, 2006, 11:19:55 PM
Well it is late (early?) so I think I shall sign off now.....


night all!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 11:20:09 PM
"Enough" in Italian.
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Post by: George on January 01, 2006, 11:23:16 PM
I watched the new show "In Justice."  I enjoyed it.  Kyle McLaughlin is always nice to look at, too. ;) Since it'll be on Fridays, I can watch it right after "Ghost Whisperer," but it'll be on at the same time as "Book of Daniel," which I also want to watch.  
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 01, 2006, 11:24:15 PM
Well.. If I do end up driving down to Richmond tomorrow/today, I guess I better get ready for bed and get some sleep.

Goodnight.
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Post by: George on January 01, 2006, 11:31:37 PM
I'm off, too.  Tonight is the last night that I have to house-and-cat-sit, so I think my cat (Ebonie) will be glad to have things back to normal...and so will I.  I don't have to work tomorrow, so the whole day is free!  I have no idea what I'll do.  

Goodnight, all. ;D