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Re:THE RETURN OF THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2008, 05:36:50 AM »

I got 3 free tickets on the 8:00 PM boat ride around Manhattan when I was at the bar last night

The last time I was in a bar... never mind.
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Re:THE RETURN OF THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2008, 05:39:51 AM »

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« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2008, 05:40:34 AM »

The last time I was in a bar... never mind.

I'm with ya there, DearReaderLaura DR!   :)
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Re:THE RETURN OF THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2008, 05:41:06 AM »

I've never had a mint julep
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« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2008, 05:41:41 AM »

DR elmore3003 made me laugh and laugh all day long yesterday with his spandex comment!  :)
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Re:THE RETURN OF THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2008, 05:42:48 AM »

Good morning, all! I slept very poorly last night and as a result my schedule is off today. I am not happy about it.  I have some Victor Herbert writing to accomplish since most of the weekend will be tied up with Brain surgery.

TOD:
  DVD:  an updated version of RICHARD II, La Fille du Regiment, several Shakespeare comedies
  CD: The Brain from Planet X, Evening Primrose, Felicity Lott operetta excerpts, Primrose (Gershwin 1924)
  VCR: problems with employers and other work risks
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Re:THE RETURN OF THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X
« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2008, 05:42:58 AM »

Here ya go, DR Ben!  Don't drink it all in one place.
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« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2008, 05:46:19 AM »

Everything may not be up to date in Kansas City!

***VIBES*** to those affected.
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Re:THE RETURN OF THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2008, 06:02:17 AM »

I've never had a mint julep

In 1971, when I was on the Miami University Library staff, I had a great student assistant, Bob Kirby, who stood about 5'9" or so, weighed around 140 lbs, and had a huge, enormous afro, so from a distance he looked like a walking mushroom. He lived in a tri-level house with 5 or 6 other students, including a married couple, and a very pretty theatre student, Betty Something, whose last name I've now forgotten.  It's too bad because Betty was a very free spirit of limited intellect who was constantly in hot water, especially in class or at work, for her outrageous public displays of untainted natural ignorance. Each student had a room, and it's my memory that Betty's room was the entire basement.

Kirby and I pondered for several months about the nature of the mint julep; they seemed a staple of southern gothic literature and a cliche of lazy rich southern life and we wanted to know what a julep was like: how it was made, how it tasted, when it was served, etc.  So on a Friday evening, Spring 1971, Kirby and Betty invited me to dinner.  When I got there, Kirby told me Betty was out roaming neighborhood gardens in search of mint to "borrow" for the juleps and had no idea when she would be back.  She soon arrived with lots of fresh mint, much more than we'd ever need, and spent some time pounding much of it to a pulp. The other roommates were there, except for the husband of the wife who was doing most of the cooking with Kirby (pork, as I recall).

As the wife was setting the table, she said to me, "when my husband gets here, we'll have fresh flowers for the table." And I said, "That's nice. Does he work for a florist?"

She answered, "He's a gravedigger."

I have no memory of the juleps now, so I'm sure they were quite uneventful, as was the dinner.  I believe Kirby now lives in the Seattle area and I have no idea if Betty ever graduated from college. My last memory is that she worked box office for a summer theatre and was finally sent to work in the shop because the tickets were so screwed up.
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Re:THE RETURN OF THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2008, 06:05:27 AM »

That memoir gets more colorful by the day!   :)
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« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2008, 06:06:15 AM »

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« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2008, 06:07:30 AM »

Thanks to singdaw (that card was hot! :) ), and to Ben (looking forward to seeing you and Ant too!, and to Jrand (I was born under the sign of Tsouris), and to that New York Cilla girl, and to TCB (whom I'll get to meet for the first time during my natal month), and to elmore for the lovely lively e-card.

Did I miss anyone?  Our office party is today, nothing to do with my birthday, so I may have to go back later and make sure I didn't miss anyone in my thanks.
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Re:THE RETURN OF THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2008, 06:07:49 AM »

That memoir gets more colorful by the day!   :)

One of my colleagues in the Packard Humanities Institute project keeps telling me I have to start writing it down.
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« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2008, 06:11:21 AM »

Thanks to singdaw (that card was hot! :) ), and to Ben (looking forward to seeing you and Ant too!, and to Jrand (I was born under the sign of Tsouris), and to that New York Cilla girl, and to TCB (whom I'll get to meet for the first time during my natal month), and to elmore for the lovely lively e-card.

I had scheduled a card to be sent to Fred, and then I found one I liked better. So, I canceled the first and sent the second, only I didn't realize that, since it was no longer scheduled for his birthday, it would be sent that day.  As a result Fred got his e-card on Monday! Plus an explanatory email and a second card for today. Oy!
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« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2008, 06:17:07 AM »

We'll be preparing down to the minute tomorrow afternoon, so if you can avoid getting here before 5:30, that would be GREAT!

(Hmmm..is that a nice way of saying we won't be ready before 5:30?  But we will be totally reday  AT 5:30!!!!)

Since someone asked, Skip is doing the party for the HHW-ers as part of his present to me BUT BUT BUT the party is because of Cilla being in town, has nothing to do with my natal weekend.  Hope that makes sense.  As of now, it's Cilla, Ant, Ben, elmore, Jose, Julie (who will arrive a bit late after her appointment), Lois (a friend who is is from Berkeley), and Skip and me.

Have vixmom and vixter been on here and seen the invite, by the way?
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« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2008, 06:18:55 AM »

And Toby and Dylan, of course.  That goes without barking.
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Re:THE RETURN OF THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X
« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2008, 06:20:47 AM »

Friday morning greetings!  It's muggy and getting ready to rain here in SW Ohio.

Happiest of birthdays to DR FJL!
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« Reply #47 on: May 02, 2008, 06:30:34 AM »

"Thank you, Madame, please call again, do call again, Madame!"
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« Reply #48 on: May 02, 2008, 06:51:48 AM »

Happy Happy Birthday, Dear FJL!!
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Re:THE RETURN OF THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X
« Reply #49 on: May 02, 2008, 06:54:52 AM »

I have mint in the backyard. Perhaps I'll make a mint iced tea instead of a mint julep.
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Re:THE RETURN OF THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X
« Reply #50 on: May 02, 2008, 06:55:34 AM »

Friday media check:

CD(car) - On my way to work, I finished The Zookeeper's Wife; on my way home I will start Marc Acito's How I Paid for College, narrated by Jeff Woodman.

CD(home) - Evening Primrose

DVD - Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
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Re:THE RETURN OF THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X
« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2008, 07:00:20 AM »

Perhaps I'll make a mint iced tea instead of a mint julep.

Mint iced tea I've had and I've even made it myself but not with fresh mint from my back yard (since I don't have a back yard).
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« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2008, 07:02:41 AM »

La Dee DA Dee Da Da

I can name that tune in three "Da's"!   :)
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« Reply #53 on: May 02, 2008, 07:02:52 AM »

Does anyone still wear a hat?


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« Reply #54 on: May 02, 2008, 07:07:00 AM »

singdaw, that one went over my head.

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« Reply #55 on: May 02, 2008, 07:10:57 AM »

Mint iced tea I've had and I've even made it myself but not with fresh mint from my back yard (since I don't have a back yard).

You'd never keep my friend Betty out of it!
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« Reply #56 on: May 02, 2008, 07:11:05 AM »

Of course, thanks to BK for the b'day wishes in the notes, and many many thanks also to dear DR Ginny and to dear DR DearReaderLaura.
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Re:THE RETURN OF THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X
« Reply #57 on: May 02, 2008, 07:17:06 AM »

Good morning!

Another heavenly day (a ZIEGFELD FOLLIES reference)! Should be near 80, but the weekend is looking to be rainy and then cooler temps next week.
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« Reply #58 on: May 02, 2008, 07:20:13 AM »

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« Reply #59 on: May 02, 2008, 07:20:57 AM »

TV Reminders:

MOONLIGHT!

GHOST WHISPERER!

NUMB3RS!
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