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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #180 on: May 01, 2004, 10:50:36 PM »

It's not like being e & t BK...it's more like...not posting....my body count on Kill Bill is up to like triple digits....(I'm usually one of the little people out there in the dark...)  But I DO write fan letters...letting Max off the hook.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #181 on: May 01, 2004, 10:54:17 PM »

Good evening! (again)

Well, I tidy'd up mysef, and I tidy'd up some of the apartment - the rest shall wait until morning.  And since morning is not too many hours away....

Goodnight.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #182 on: May 01, 2004, 10:58:14 PM »

Rule of thumb: Any recipe that calls for chicken stock or veal stock when you're trying to make Lobster Bisque is full of the wrong liquids!  Lobster Bisque requires Lobster Stock!

I don't mind that my father's first cookbook called for chicken stock, but for Escoffier to call for veal stock is scandalous!

Fortunately, Jasper White has a good Lobster Stock recipe in his book 50 Chowders.  He starts with splitting two pounds of lobster carcasses lengthwise and removing the head sac from each.  He then puts the carcases and shells in an 8-qt. stockpot, covering them with water and bringing the whole mess to a boil.  After skimming the skum off the water, he reduces the heat to a simmer, then adds a cup of white wine, another cup of chopped tomatoes with their juice, a couple of thinly sliced onions, two small carrots and two stalks celery (also thinly sliced), four crushed cloves of garlic, four fresh thyme sprigs, two bay leaves, a teaspoon of black pepper corns, and a quarter teaspoon of fennel seeds.  This all simmers for about an hour, adding water if too much evaporates.

Salt the stock towards the end with salt, and taste.  If it tastes rich enough, strain with a fine mesh strainer; otherwise, simmer for maybe twenty minutes longer.  Chill the stock quickly, refrigerate or freeze.

Hey, simple!  And it sure beats chicken stock for what I want to do!

On to finding out what I'm supposed to do with the stock once I've made it!
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #183 on: May 01, 2004, 11:01:37 PM »

What other site tonight had the phrase...."skimming the scum..."....it can only be HHW...and in the GOOD sense.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #184 on: May 01, 2004, 11:01:39 PM »

We haven't had a Saturday like this in a 'coon's age.
Somewhere in my cookbook collection I've probably got something on proper 'coon cookage, but I'm gonna pass on that for a bit.   :-\
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #185 on: May 01, 2004, 11:02:02 PM »

Jose - Loved your keyboard mishap story last night!  I can just imagine hearing the gospel organ as Noah hands off the staff to Japheth... I love it!  I'm not sure how exactly it happened, but our percussionist ended up about 50 measures ( :o ) ahead at one point last night, and was really pounding away on 1 and 3 while Eve was in lovely ballad mode on "Children of Eden."  Quite comical.

Last night's show was surprisingly good (smoother than any of us had hoped), and tonight's was nearly as good.  Guess the kids just needed an audience to scare 'em into shape! :D
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #186 on: May 01, 2004, 11:06:31 PM »

Mr. Haines is available for the Cabaret venue - just book it and he'll be there, I promise.
The Cabaret Fest is an annual event.  Tell Mr. Haines that by this time next year we hope to have the house in order so he'll have a place to stay, and we'll find a suitable venue for him.  He'd be sure to be a hit.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #187 on: May 01, 2004, 11:07:41 PM »

I'm very hungry right about now.  I think I may have to go get me something to munch on.  
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #188 on: May 01, 2004, 11:10:22 PM »

I'd dispatch Tollhouse cookies to you, but the post office is closed until Monday.   :-[
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #189 on: May 01, 2004, 11:11:02 PM »

Congratulations, New Daddy Mark!

Congratulations on your new grand-niece, WFO!

:D
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #190 on: May 01, 2004, 11:13:48 PM »

Well...no surprise...but "Bill" doesn't get "killed" in "Kill Bill"...guess I'll just have wait.   <G>
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« Reply #191 on: May 01, 2004, 11:14:16 PM »

Sorry....shoulda said "spoiler".....YIKES
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #192 on: May 01, 2004, 11:19:18 PM »

Forecast for tomorrow in Los Angeles...uh...97?
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #193 on: May 01, 2004, 11:19:23 PM »

Just grabbed some food from McDonald's.  Now, dinner report, please.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #194 on: May 01, 2004, 11:21:07 PM »

Saw a wonderful movie tonight. I'M NOT SCARED, an Italian film directed by Gabriele Salvatores, with gorgeous cinematography by Italo Petriccione. I love movies (well, good movies) from a child's POV, and this one is almost totally seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy. It's about so many things - not the least of which is the end of innocence. The film is based on a novel and the screenplay was co-written by the novelist. The movie played at an art-house, so most of the previews were of European and South American films - and they all looked interesting. No remakes. no sequels, no TV show adaptations.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #195 on: May 01, 2004, 11:23:06 PM »

What no car chases....sword fights...e.t.'s or zombies?
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #196 on: May 01, 2004, 11:25:52 PM »

Had a Japanese dinner after the movie. Chicken teriyaki/salmon teriyaki combo. Tasty.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #197 on: May 01, 2004, 11:29:25 PM »

Spinach salad with balsamic vinaigrette.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #198 on: May 01, 2004, 11:29:48 PM »

Isn't it fish OR fowl...rather than fish AND fowl?... Or am I 'fused.
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« Reply #199 on: May 01, 2004, 11:30:48 PM »

couple of chick thighs...with some veggies....nothing too much with the cooking.
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« Reply #200 on: May 01, 2004, 11:41:56 PM »

Oh...never did the TOD.

Follies...or course with a mega-budget.
But would like to see a production of Windy City and Witches of Eastwick
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #201 on: May 01, 2004, 11:42:34 PM »

I feel better now - AND Fate is the Hunter is on and I'm TIVOing it.  Have never seen it, and we do love the airplane stories.
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« Reply #202 on: May 01, 2004, 11:44:43 PM »

Glad McD's hit the spot...BK...<G>
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« Reply #203 on: May 01, 2004, 11:48:15 PM »

I apologize for not getting up to the Fest. of Books last weekend.  It wasn't one of my best.  Felt really lousy in most ways.  Even flaked on a friend of a friends b'day.  But I wanted to get the 3 BK books.  
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« Reply #204 on: May 01, 2004, 11:49:45 PM »

I just lost everything I wrote, so here I go again...

Reading David Denby's New Yorker review of I'M NOT SCARED, which I put it aside to read after I'd seen the film. (Why do even good reviewers insist on giving away major plot points? I'm SO glad I didn't read this before seeing the movie.) He writes that the film is "a throwback to such movies as FORBIDDEN GAMES and other works of the humanist European cinema of a half century ago. Like FORBIDDEN GAMES, the movie reveals the sordidness if adult behavior as it appears to half-comprehending but pure-hearted children."

This movie once again made me think of how  innocent children used to be not that long agao,. Certainly innocent compared to children today. Something vital has been lost along with that innocence.
I'll post this ASAP before losing it again.
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« Reply #205 on: May 01, 2004, 11:54:43 PM »

Innocence and wonder and in most cases "love" has been lost DR P.  So many parents have placed things in front of family...that when it intrudes...if baffles them.
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« Reply #206 on: May 01, 2004, 11:58:27 PM »

I know too many parents who treat their 10 year olds like peers...when they should be 10 year olds...and adjusted annually.
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