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« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2010, 07:30:26 AM »

TOD - I was an adult before an author really grabbed me - Gail Godwin.  Just stumbled across one of her novels and then HAD to read everything and just this weekend I picked up her latest novel, Unfinished Desires.
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« Reply #61 on: February 01, 2010, 07:50:24 AM »

Happy birthday to DR Kerry!!
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« Reply #62 on: February 01, 2010, 07:50:33 AM »

And to Donald as well!
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« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2010, 08:02:31 AM »

We had a fun day yesterday; our niece met us and met firneds form the Randy Newman list, which I abandoned when there were too many flame wars, but made alot of friends there that I still keep. over a nice long lunch at Chan Dara. Then to our niece's to see her place. Our plans with Julie Dash feel through because she was tending to a sick friend, and so we went on to our meeting at The Grove with the big time producer. He's not only working on CAPTAIN AMERICA, but Marvel has a whole series of films they're bringing out: IRON MAN II, THE AVENGER(S?), and some other comic super heros, so it sounds like he would be busy.

The story that is going to be the subject of the doc is fascinating and he wants to make a feature film of it as well, so he invited the writer of the feature to pitch it to me, and the book it's based on is supposed to be waiting for me when I get home. It was a very long meeting up in the Barnes and Noble coffee shop, and then the producer had to pack to fly to England tomorrow. Apparently a lot of these superhero films are made at Pinewood.

It looks like the schedule of this doc will work out to happen after the baseball film. I hope it can work around THE CLOSER because this will be shoestring even with the parties involved and I need to make some $$$!

After the meeting we ran some errands. DH wasn't hungry since he'd had a big lunch, so by the time he was ready for dinner it was almost 10 so we ended up taking fast food back to our room and I passed out shortly after. It's been a tiring but fun trip, like our trips always are. One day we will go somewhere just to relax, but will probably end up being really bored!

I did get to pick the fast food place, which was my beloved Koo-Koo-Roo.
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« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2010, 08:03:31 AM »

We were sorry things didn't work out to see bk, but maybe we'll run into him in NY!
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« Reply #65 on: February 01, 2010, 08:05:27 AM »

I shall have to think about the TOD on the plane. We're flying into heavy rain, so all vibes apppreciated!
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« Reply #66 on: February 01, 2010, 08:06:11 AM »

And no Wifi on Continental.  :(
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« Reply #67 on: February 01, 2010, 08:16:44 AM »

Travel vibes to DR Edi and her DH Greg!
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« Reply #68 on: February 01, 2010, 08:17:30 AM »

Our DS Rob just called to tell us that he passed his EMT-Basic national certification exam - thanks for all the vibes!!!
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« Reply #69 on: February 01, 2010, 08:26:20 AM »

I loved FORREST GUMP when I saw it in the theater, and I had it on both laserdisc and DVD. I have not yet sprung for the Blu-ray. Waiting for a drastic reduction in price. I adored Gary Sinese in the film and was furious when he lost the Oscar (though Martin Landau was a good Bela Lugosi in ED WOOD).

GUMP had that peculiar kind of backlash that often hits runaway smashes. When it comes out, everyone rushes to see it, it's the critics' and people's darling, and then a year later, people turn on it and denegrate it beyond human recognition. I never understood this reaction to GUMP. The fantasy is what it is, and I don't see how the passage of time should alter that perception.

FORREST GUMP was fine.  I didn't dislike it, but it has never one of my favorites.

I also thought that Gary Sinese was excellent, but I was delighted that Martin Landau won for ED WOOD.  He was Lugosi.
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« Reply #70 on: February 01, 2010, 08:33:18 AM »

Happy Birthday, Kerry!
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« Reply #71 on: February 01, 2010, 08:33:58 AM »

Happy Birthday, Donald!
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« Reply #72 on: February 01, 2010, 08:35:27 AM »

I saw the last 35 minutes or so of "Annie Get Your Gun" on TCM last night.   It was as "yawn" as I remember it being. 

I don't know why, but I simply cannot get enthused about this film.
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« Reply #73 on: February 01, 2010, 08:36:08 AM »

I really enjoyed part 2 of "Emma" on Masterpiece Classics last night.  I think Romola Garai a wonderful Emma, and Jonny Lee Miller is quite a pleasant surprise as Mr. Knightley.
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« Reply #74 on: February 01, 2010, 08:36:59 AM »

I am doing everything I can to restrain my excitement at getitng the Blu-ray of "The Music Man" this week!
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« Reply #75 on: February 01, 2010, 08:37:09 AM »

Happy Monday to all.
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« Reply #76 on: February 01, 2010, 08:55:55 AM »

I really enjoyed part 2 of "Emma" on Masterpiece Classics last night.  I think Romola Garai a wonderful Emma, and Jonny Lee Miller is quite a pleasant surprise as Mr. Knightley.

I'm enjoying this series. Although he probably is about the correct age by now, Miller looks too young to me, andI think he's a wonderful actor. I prefer Mark Strong's performance in the Kate Beckinsale version, which is too short and could have given me about 30-60 minutes worth of Austen. I think both of these versions preferable to the one with Gwyneth Paltrow, which is maybe a bit too slick, too well-costumed and designed, and too arch.
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« Reply #77 on: February 01, 2010, 08:58:07 AM »

I stopped by my bank to deposit a check, and it was closed, although there were personnel inside. The signs on the doors said there was an emergency, and I'm wondering if there might have been a robbery this morning,

I'm also staying about the apartment until late afternoon; I want to shake this cold.
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« Reply #78 on: February 01, 2010, 09:11:53 AM »

Happy Birthday, Donald and Kerry.
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« Reply #79 on: February 01, 2010, 09:13:58 AM »

Question

Noel Coward's play Present Laughter

is Present pronounce as in the present is under the Christmas Tree

or

as you are presenting something/someone as in the movie Presenting Lily Mars
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« Reply #80 on: February 01, 2010, 09:14:40 AM »

The Revolutionary went well yesterday.  I'm left handed, so that helps.  No, no sequencing was used in the production of this piece.  ;)

However, in related AMERICAN IDOL news, it turns out the deceased's grandson, who sang the Michael W. Smith opus "Friends" at the service, had actually made it to the second round of the Houston AI auditions, and he told us all about it.  They had to sleep in the Astrodome, groups of three are called up before an Associate Producer and asked to sing for no longer than 10 seconds.  In his group, the two others were simply told, "No," and were escorted away and they told him, "We'll keep you."  He had done 10 seconds of a country song and they told him they were a pop show, not a country show, so to choose something else to sing before the judges.  I can't remember what he said he chose, but when he got to the judges, he went up and they wouldn't let him do his original country song or start over.  Sad, because he does have a great voice.
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« Reply #81 on: February 01, 2010, 09:16:46 AM »

Question

Noel Coward's play Present Laughter

is Present pronounce as in the present is under the Christmas Tree

or

as you are presenting something/someone as in the movie Presenting Lily Mars

as in Christmas present; the reference is to a Shakespeare song from TWELFTH NIGHT.
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« Reply #82 on: February 01, 2010, 09:22:22 AM »

Happy birthday to a most wonderful fella, DR Kerry!







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« Reply #83 on: February 01, 2010, 09:25:12 AM »

Happy birthday to a most wonderful fella, DR Kerry!









OMG, that covered wagon ran over a flower, a bird and the sun!
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« Reply #84 on: February 01, 2010, 09:26:21 AM »

Happy birthday to DDJ (Dear D J) Donald





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« Reply #85 on: February 01, 2010, 09:27:44 AM »

JMK, you just made me laugh so hard I almost choked on my coffee!
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« Reply #86 on: February 01, 2010, 09:30:09 AM »

Question

Noel Coward's play Present Laughter

is Present pronounce as in the present is under the Christmas Tree

or

as you are presenting something/someone as in the movie Presenting Lily Mars

as in Christmas present; the reference is to a Shakespeare song from TWELFTH NIGHT.

Thanks
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« Reply #87 on: February 01, 2010, 09:32:17 AM »

JMK, you just made me laugh so hard I almost choked on my coffee!

Almost doesn't count.
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« Reply #88 on: February 01, 2010, 09:39:20 AM »

Especially for our own tax guru, DR FJL...and any HHW cat owners.



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« Reply #89 on: February 01, 2010, 09:40:25 AM »

I'm up, I'm up.  Had really weird dreams.   
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