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DANCING LADIES AND LEAPING LORDS
« on: December 23, 2003, 12:09:22 AM »

Well, you know what we're celebrating, you know why we're festive and jolly, and you know the topic (if you don't know any of the above, read the notes), so let's have loads of lovely posts, shall we?

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Re:DANCING LADIES AND LEAPING LORDS
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2003, 12:12:03 AM »

Somebody beat me to the punch.  Now there is no more punch.  Damn them, damn them all to hell.
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Re:DANCING LADIES AND LEAPING LORDS
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2003, 12:18:56 AM »

At my age I am lucky if I can remember last Christmas. I have only had two Christmas days away from Oz and family and they were both special. A Christmas spent in Christchurch New Zealand with Colin and a Christmas with two friends in London. One of those friends is now in a nursing home and has been sufferering from Dementia for 5 years. She is only 65. Bitter sweet memories of our time together in London. I now even more appreciate all those Christmas days with my mother who indeed was the glue that held so much together in the lives of her family and friends.

Once again Happy Birthday to those who celebrate today. (I am in the "Window" where indeed we are sharing the same day for a few hours)
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Re:DANCING LADIES AND LEAPING LORDS
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2003, 02:41:04 AM »

Happy Birthday to DR WILLIAM F ORR and DR CRAIG!!!  ;D

Nice chat last night.....

A Christmas Memory - one of my favorite stories by Mr Truman Capote!

I shall have to think if I have a favorite personal memory to share.  Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............

It is raining here right now - hopefully it will rain all day and will not turn into sleet or ice.  Yes....yes....there is a meeting tonight with a few members of the Board of my theatre group to try to "work out the problems" because they don't want me to leave.

That makes me feel very good - but I am not sure the problems can be worked out.  As Joan Crawford said:  "Time will tell."

Bonjour, tristesse!  :'(
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Re:DANCING LADIES AND LEAPING LORDS
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2003, 04:18:57 AM »

Happy Birthday Craig Brockman.
Craig once ask me NOT to publish a picture of him, but since it is his birthday I thought why not??


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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2003, 04:21:01 AM »

Happy Birthay to

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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2003, 04:22:10 AM »

And of course Happy Birthday to Bruce's brother

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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2003, 04:49:56 AM »


DR Michael Shayne you are too twisted for color TV!
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2003, 05:46:35 AM »

Twisted is good.

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPY NATAL DAY, YOU DEAR READERS (AND ACTUAL BROTHER), CRAIG AND WILLIAM![/move]

I'll have a glass of whatever "Brother" Jimmy Kimmel is drinking, before Michael Shayne drinks it all. . .
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Re:DANCING LADIES AND LEAPING LORDS
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2003, 06:30:53 AM »

Happy Birthday
Bruce's brother
WFO
Craig

Favorite Christmas memories? Remembering New York during the holiday season. Not picture-perfect Rockefeller Center, but Automat coffee; slushy escalators as you exit the 59th Street station; the blast of steam from the chestnut cart outside the Museum of Modern Art; and the sound of the orchestra warming up as the Promises, Promises overture is about to begin.

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Re:DANCING LADIES AND LEAPING LORDS
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2003, 06:32:12 AM »

This may not be my favorite Christmas memory, but it is a fun story anyway.

I lived in the Los Angeles area for a few years in the early 80s (I wish I knew BK then).  One Christmas I was at a party with a few friends.  Three of them and I left at the same time after having a few drinks too many.  About a block away from the party we saw a house that was decorated more gaudily than any of us had ever seen.  Because we had those drinks we were feeling no pain and decide to ring the doorbell and tell the people (with a straight face) who lived there how beautiful their house was.  The door was answered by two middle-aged gay men who were so pleased that they insisted on showing us around the inside too.  If the outside was gaudy, the inside was even more so.  Even the bathrooms were fully decorated.  The last room they took us to was the kitchen where a woman who appeared to be in her 60s was sitting at the table.  Over Christmas cookies we were introduced to Yvonne Wood, the woman who designed most of Carmen Miranda's costumes for her films.
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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2003, 06:42:04 AM »

DR WEL - what a terrific story!  Wow!
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Re:DANCING LADIES AND LEAPING LORDS
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2003, 06:54:39 AM »

Great story, DR WEL. Looks like the two gay men were taught by a master decorator!

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Happy Birthday to DR WFO and Administrator Craig!!![/move]

Christmas story in next post.
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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2003, 07:13:56 AM »

During the eight years my first lover and I were together, we both volunteered at MAP, the Metrolina AIDS Project. I was one of the hotline phone volunteers while my lover was a buddy for PWAs. We would each help out the other during busy times, he working the phones on nights when I was held late at school and me helping with Ed, a wonderful man in his last year or so of life.

Ed was a Vietnam veteran, and when we read in THE ADVOCATE that the AIDS quilt was going to be displayed fully for the last time (due to its enormous size) in Washington, DC, that spring, we knew what our Christmas gift to Ed would be. We booked round trip tickets for the three of us to go up to Washington for the day to see the quilt and for him to visit the Vietnam Memorial which he had never seen either (had never been to Washington at all). So, we got to open one of our gifts months later when we saw the smile on Ed's face and the tears in his eyes (and ours) as he saw as many marvels of Washington as we could squeeze into that day. I know it's a Christmas I'll never forget, even if we did celebrate it in the spring.
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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2003, 07:16:20 AM »

DR Michael Shayne, you gave me my first big laugh of the day. Thanks fo much for the Jimmy Kimmel pic/joke.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2003, 07:18:04 AM »

Happy Birthday to WFO and Craig!

I am off to shop for Christmas presents.  On Dec. 23.  Hmmm... I'm getting them done early this year.... ;)
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Re:DANCING LADIES AND LEAPING LORDS
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2003, 07:20:17 AM »

Happy Birthday to

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« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2003, 07:40:18 AM »

MATTH such a wonderful story as well!

Oh and happy birthday to Bruce's Bother....er....Brother.
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« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2003, 07:53:58 AM »

Speaking of Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, that TV-movie adaptation with Geraldine Page is just wonderful. If you haven't seen it, try to find a copy or some channel that's showing it. We read this story in my ninth grade classes, and they always enjoyed seeing the TV adaptation after we had read and discussed the story.
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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2003, 07:55:30 AM »

Greetings all -- Rip Van Winkle has finally returned!  :)

I've been sick, sick, sick (count them, three sicks).  Oy, the congestion, fever and now the lingering cough.  
Thank Goodness I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Happy Birthday wishes all around.  Gee, I can't believe it will be Christmas in a few days.  My favorite memory was many, many years ago -- Santa surprised me with a bicycle.  During the early morning hours, I went to check the Tree and not a present in sight.  :'(  So, I went back to sleepyland.  And Voila -- several hours later, Santa came down the chimney and brought a red bike! Yeah!  ;D

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday!

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« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2003, 08:13:59 AM »

In response to many requests - here once again is the link to the Birthday Polka!  ;D

http://www.angelfire.com/bc3/birthday/images/Birthday_Cake_Polka__SJOHN..wav


And for those of you who don't want to hear that....here is another birthday surprise:

http://www.angelfire.com/bc3/birthday/images/Cartmanbirthday.wav
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« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2003, 08:20:56 AM »

I liked A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, but I think I identified so much with the story - it was strange to hear Capote tell it in his unique voice.  My imagination had already decided what the characters and locations looked like...but the final image still is haunting....  But the writing...the writing...is even more so....two kites dancing in the sky like two hearts searching for each other.....  

I reminds me too of that story in Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine about the Grandmother who always went up on the roof in the spring to work on the shingles.   :'(
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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2003, 09:18:46 AM »

Yvonne Wood also did the costumes for THE COURT JESTER!!!  ;D

And in case you have ever wanted to read the script for it - here it is:


http://home.intranet.org/~anneke/jester/table_transcr.html#song1
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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2003, 09:24:20 AM »

HAPPY
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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2003, 09:27:03 AM »

Costumes by Yvonne Wood AND Edith Head....I thought that seemed a bit strange since it was a Paramount Picture....hmmmmmmmm...
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« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2003, 09:29:46 AM »



[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Happy Birthday Dear Actual Brother of Dear BK![/move]

[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Happy Birthday Dear Administrator Craig![/move]

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« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2003, 09:33:45 AM »

Very nice, DR Jay!  You are going both ways!
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« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2003, 09:39:49 AM »

As Joan Crawford said:  "Time will tell."

Well, that ain't all she said.  Think of the Pepsi board meeting in Mommie Dearest.  There's a most unseemly line in that scene that you might have to haul out tonight, Dear Reader JRand53.  Though, of course, I do hope things work out.
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« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2003, 09:41:16 AM »

Very nice, DR Jay!  You are going both ways!

Maybe the lines in my birthday greetings are going in different directions, but I can assure you that I personally do not go both ways.
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« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2003, 09:54:52 AM »

Well, the editor I've been mostly working with for the last week called in sick.  Naturally, I'm now feeling sick just because I've been in a room with him for a week.  I'm not really sick, of course, and I hope it shall remain so.   I'll be working with one of our assistants today, which is fine as I'm just organizing footage for the final show.
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