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Re: THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS
« Reply #60 on: March 10, 2009, 08:02:59 AM »

bk, haven't been posting much, but have been enjoying your notes :)
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« Reply #61 on: March 10, 2009, 08:03:22 AM »

Page 3 dance... I won't dance, don't ask me
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« Reply #62 on: March 10, 2009, 08:13:12 AM »

I won't dance, don't ask me


Pretty please?
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« Reply #63 on: March 10, 2009, 08:13:34 AM »

Enjoyed Pogue's blog.  Looking forward to future installments.
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« Reply #64 on: March 10, 2009, 08:14:09 AM »

Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm almost done packing for my trip to Charleston. After sleeping in - well, getting a full eight hours of sleep - I went ahead and started pulling clothes from my closet and dresser.  They are all laid out on my bed, and in a little while I shall place them in my luggage - with some "editing" along the way.  However, it feels like I under-packed - which means that I've packed "just right".
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« Reply #65 on: March 10, 2009, 08:15:43 AM »

TOD:

Not quite the same thing, but spurred by DR MBarnum's post:  I wrote to Coretta Scott King in conjunction with a paper I was writing in grade school about her husband.  I did not get a reply.

But in college, I wrote to Ned Rorem, Lucas Foss, and Stephen Sondheim, and received cordial replies from all three.
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« Reply #66 on: March 10, 2009, 08:16:00 AM »

I have some computer maintenance issues to do, and then I'll head downstairs to check the mail (expecting the Blu-ray review copy of BOLT any day now) and start preparing some lunch.

I'm looking forward to watching last night's CASTLE as I eat lunch today. Didn't anyone watch it? Any opinions?

WBBL.
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« Reply #67 on: March 10, 2009, 08:22:25 AM »

More lovely stories.

And I have bookmarked Pogue's Pages
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« Reply #68 on: March 10, 2009, 08:22:28 AM »

Ned Rorem was composer in resident at the University of Utah when I was a kid.
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« Reply #69 on: March 10, 2009, 08:23:43 AM »

Rorem also dedicated one of his pieces to this completely weird guy I met years later in Portland when I was on a temporary assignment.  The guy was a follower of Urantia and had a big commune-type house in Alameda, a rather tony neighborhood in PDX, full of kids he had adopted.  He had taken some sort of "Urantian" name like Jamil or Jaleem or something like that.
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« Reply #70 on: March 10, 2009, 08:24:47 AM »

DR elmore - Glad to know that things went well this morning.  Enjoy your sandwich!
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« Reply #71 on: March 10, 2009, 08:24:54 AM »

As JR knows, I managed to track down Frances Farmer's sister Edith, who had actually lived most of her adult life in Portland, but had moved to the tiny town of Sequim, WA by the time I found her.  We exchanged a series of interesting letters and phone calls that set me out on my obsessive compulsive journey to figure out what really happened to her famous sister.
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« Reply #72 on: March 10, 2009, 08:26:50 AM »

Because of my father's prominence, I was also able to get personally signed letters and photos of a number of famous politicians and soldiers, including Richard Nixon, former WA senator Henry Jackson, former WA governor Daniel Evans, Gen. Westmoreland, and, via Westmoreland, Bob and Dolores Hope (I have a picture of me holding lemons from the Hopes' lemon tree, underneath which I inscribed a bit of the Trini Lopez tune, LOL).
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« Reply #73 on: March 10, 2009, 08:28:45 AM »

I was shallow. I wrote to Donny Osmond when I was 12. I got a reply from his fan club inviting me to send money to join.

I've written two performers:

In 1963, I wrote Philip Alford a fan letter and told him how much I enjoyed "To Kill A Mockingbird."  I received, in reply, a school photo he autographed.

A year later, I wrote to Peter O'Toole and told him I thought he was the best actor I'd ever seen.  I asked for nothing but got back a signed photo of him (3 X 4) as T. E. Lawrence in uniform.

I wish I had written to more people back then, especially film composers (why I never wrote any of them is a HUGE mystery to me now).  I was a bit on the shy side back then (No! Don't argue!  Truly, I was!) and didn't figure anything I had to say about them would be any more remarkable than anything anyone else had probably already said..
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« Reply #74 on: March 10, 2009, 08:30:18 AM »

DR elmore - Glad to know that things went well this morning.  Enjoy your sandwich!


This morning, our Elmo was someone's "probee"!   :D
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« Reply #75 on: March 10, 2009, 08:34:27 AM »

This morning, our Elmo was someone's "probee"! 

I really, really wanted DR elmore3003 to use this line on his doctor:

Usually, I at least get a drink, first.     :)
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« Reply #76 on: March 10, 2009, 08:34:56 AM »

Hmmmm.... Hamantaschen...

And should you like to make your own:

The Perfect Hamantaschen

*The recipe requires 2-3 days to make, so even though they won't be ready for Purim, they should still be delicious.
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« Reply #77 on: March 10, 2009, 08:35:40 AM »

This morning, our Elmo was someone's "probee"! 

I really, really wanted DR elmore3003 to use this line on his doctor:

Usually, I at least get a drink, first.     :)

For him? or for the doctor?
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« Reply #78 on: March 10, 2009, 08:55:54 AM »

TOD:

Not quite the same thing, but spurred by DR MBarnum's post:  I wrote to Coretta Scott King in conjunction with a paper I was writing in grade school about her husband.  I did not get a reply.

But in college, I wrote to Ned Rorem, Lucas Foss, and Stephen Sondheim, and received cordial replies from all three.

Shows what graduating from crayon to ink can do!


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« Reply #79 on: March 10, 2009, 09:00:10 AM »

This morning, our Elmo was someone's "probee"! 

I really, really wanted DR elmore3003 to use this line on his doctor:

Usually, I at least get a drink, first.     :)

For him? or for the doctor?

But this time at least he was dealing with a professional.
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« Reply #80 on: March 10, 2009, 09:03:20 AM »

Yes DR MBARNUM I watched a bit of NO MY DARLING DAUGHTER last week to see Mr Rad Fulton.
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« Reply #81 on: March 10, 2009, 09:04:47 AM »

This morning, our Elmo was someone's "probee"! 

I really, really wanted DR elmore3003 to use this line on his doctor:

Usually, I at least get a drink, first.     :)

For him? or for the doctor?

But this time at least he was dealing with a professional.

What's to say he wasn't dealing with a professional before?
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« Reply #82 on: March 10, 2009, 09:05:42 AM »

OK - Time to finish packing.

Laters...
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« Reply #83 on: March 10, 2009, 09:52:39 AM »

-And about 30 minutes later...

I'm packed!  :)

At least my clothes have been placed in my luggage.  I will probably edit a few of them items over the next 24 hours, but the major part of the work is done.  Since I'll be in Charleston for six weeks, I'll just buy my toiletries when I get down there.  Now all I have to do is pack my carry-on, and sort through some of the mail and papers on my desk to make sure that I don't leave anything important behind.

*And since it's a relatively "slow" TV night for me, I should have plenty of time to take care of some cleaning and organizing tonight too.  -At least that's the plan for now. ;)
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« Reply #84 on: March 10, 2009, 10:00:11 AM »

And just how do you pack a suit jacket?
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« Reply #85 on: March 10, 2009, 10:02:28 AM »

Unless I'm taking the entire suit, I wear it. And if I am taking the entire suit, depending on the situation of arrival, event, etc. I may wear the suit (not my favorite thing to do on a plane).
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« Reply #86 on: March 10, 2009, 10:12:48 AM »

I've napped for two hours but I'm fighting the impulse to stay in bed all day, much as I want to.
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« Reply #87 on: March 10, 2009, 10:13:40 AM »

And just how do you pack a suit jacket?

I think a simple garment bag will suffice.  Even a dust-cover type.   You can carry it on and lay it in the overhead bin.   
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« Reply #88 on: March 10, 2009, 10:22:23 AM »

a simple garment bag will suffice

Perhaps.  But I think our DR JoseSPiano should have a bejeweled garment bag.     :)
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« Reply #89 on: March 10, 2009, 10:24:10 AM »

And just how do you pack a suit jacket?

I think a simple garment bag will suffice.  Even a dust-cover type.   You can carry it on and lay it in the overhead bin.  

Alas, a garment bag would count as one of my carry-on's, so...

I also have to take my tux with me, so... I tried the "inside-out, tuck the shoulder in the other shoulder" folding method, but it didn't seem to work. My large bag does have a "suiter" in it, so I used that. And once I get to Charleston, I can just use one of the steamers in the costume shop to take care of any wrinkles, or just hang it in the bathroom while I take a shower and let the steam do it's magic.
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