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Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
« Reply #150 on: December 14, 2010, 08:00:46 PM »

So today, our HR manager sent out this e-mail:

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New Year's Eve Early Closure – The Library Director has indicated that libraries and the Service Center will close at 6:00PM on Friday, 12/31/2010. 

This is not paid holiday time so staff who are regularly scheduled to work beyond 6:00PM that evening will need to use vacation time or coordinate with their supervisor to adjust their schedule.

Have a safe holiday!

And then a little later, someone from one of the branches sent this e-mail:

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We'll have no problem getting everyone out by 6:00, since all library branches close by 5:00 on Fridays. =)

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Why isn't that a holiday for you?  New Year's Day is a national holiday, and since it falls on a Saturday, Friday becomes the paid holiday.

We don't get New Year's Eve off.  You would have to use vacation to get the day off.  Since New Year's Day is on a day that I'm not normally scheduled to work, I get to add 8 hours to my monthly vacation accrual for January.

It's the same with Christmas...Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are both paid holidays for us.  Since Christmas Eve is on a Friday, we get the day off.  Since Christmas Day is on a Saturday, we get to add 8 hours to December's monthly vacation accrual.  If I normally worked on Saturday (like the people who work in the branch libraries), I would get the day off instead.

Make sense??
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« Reply #151 on: December 14, 2010, 08:02:25 PM »

And on that note (pick a note...any note), I'm off.  Time to head home for some TV watching.

Until later!
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« Reply #152 on: December 14, 2010, 08:02:28 PM »

happy birthday to the dearly missed Tomovoz
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« Reply #153 on: December 14, 2010, 08:15:33 PM »

'night!
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« Reply #154 on: December 14, 2010, 08:15:39 PM »

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« Reply #155 on: December 14, 2010, 08:17:59 PM »

Dear Arnold;

Diamonds are a girl's best friend.   ;D

Thank you for reminding me of Marilyn signing the song.
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« Reply #156 on: December 14, 2010, 08:18:48 PM »

Good night everyone.

Happy week before xmas madness.

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« Reply #157 on: December 14, 2010, 08:26:03 PM »

Travel vibes to Ron

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« Reply #158 on: December 14, 2010, 08:26:26 PM »

Vibes to Michael S
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Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
« Reply #159 on: December 14, 2010, 08:26:42 PM »

So today, our HR manager sent out this e-mail:

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To All:

New Year's Eve Early Closure – The Library Director has indicated that libraries and the Service Center will close at 6:00PM on Friday, 12/31/2010. 

This is not paid holiday time so staff who are regularly scheduled to work beyond 6:00PM that evening will need to use vacation time or coordinate with their supervisor to adjust their schedule.

Have a safe holiday!

And then a little later, someone from one of the branches sent this e-mail:

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We'll have no problem getting everyone out by 6:00, since all library branches close by 5:00 on Fridays. =)

;D


Why isn't that a holiday for you?  New Year's Day is a national holiday, and since it falls on a Saturday, Friday becomes the paid holiday.

We don't get New Year's Eve off.  You would have to use vacation to get the day off.  Since New Year's Day is on a day that I'm not normally scheduled to work, I get to add 8 hours to my monthly vacation accrual for January.

It's the same with Christmas...Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are both paid holidays for us.  Since Christmas Eve is on a Friday, we get the day off.  Since Christmas Day is on a Saturday, we get to add 8 hours to December's monthly vacation accrual.  If I normally worked on Saturday (like the people who work in the branch libraries), I would get the day off instead.

Make sense??

It gets even crazier when you work for a church, believe me.  Next year will be totally crazy since Christmas is on Sunday. 
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« Reply #160 on: December 14, 2010, 08:44:27 PM »

Vibes for DRs Ben, Michael S and all in need.
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« Reply #161 on: December 14, 2010, 08:45:22 PM »

T.O.D.

The ones covered in chocolate.
Ditto. I'd eat any and all, though my favs are the ones with a filling that has a contrasting texture, such as nuts, coconut or gooey toffee.
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« Reply #162 on: December 14, 2010, 08:46:45 PM »

Watching "Miracle on 34th Street" for the first time in ages. Forgot my favorite scene, when the drunken wife warbles about how much she'd love to have Santa Claus come live with her.
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« Reply #163 on: December 14, 2010, 08:53:59 PM »

Time to get off the computer.  I really need to get something done around the house.  I just can't bring myself to do it.  BLAH~!
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« Reply #164 on: December 14, 2010, 08:54:17 PM »

Good Evening!

It's still cold in NYC.


-Just in case you were wondering.
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« Reply #165 on: December 14, 2010, 09:01:29 PM »

~~~~~GET WELL VIBES TO DR BEN~~~~~
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« Reply #166 on: December 14, 2010, 09:02:17 PM »

So...

First there was DR elmore's diabetes.

And now DR Ben's appendicitis.

Which DR's malady will I diagnose next?

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« Reply #167 on: December 14, 2010, 09:02:44 PM »

Time to get off the computer.  I really need to get something done around the house.  I just can't bring myself to do it.  BLAH~!
Amen to that.
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« Reply #168 on: December 14, 2010, 09:02:52 PM »

DR Cillaliz - Glad you enjoyed A Chorus Line.

*DR George - And I believe the same tour will be heading to Olympia.


And Tacoma?


Yes, and Tacoma.

It's the only tour of ACL out there right now.
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« Reply #169 on: December 14, 2010, 09:10:17 PM »

If anybody has seen "Tangled," I made hazelnut soup with parsnips today. Yummy.
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« Reply #170 on: December 14, 2010, 09:13:45 PM »

Stephen Sondheim being interviewed by Stephen Colbert - :) :) :) :) :)
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« Reply #171 on: December 14, 2010, 09:34:07 PM »

Time to get off the computer.  I really need to get something done around the house.  I just can't bring myself to do it.  BLAH~!

Before I head home for Christmas, I need to spend at least six solid hours organizing some stuff in my room. Of course, I could have done that yesterday. Or today. Or last Friday. Or... Well... Ah, well...
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« Reply #172 on: December 14, 2010, 09:37:52 PM »

~~~~~SAFE TRAVEL VIBES FOR DR RON PULLIAM~~~~~~

DR Ron Pulliam - I'm looking forward to your Daily Downhome Diet Dispatches. :)
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« Reply #173 on: December 14, 2010, 09:38:54 PM »

T.O.D.

The ones covered in chocolate.

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« Reply #174 on: December 14, 2010, 09:42:19 PM »

bk - I noticed that Time-Warner was tweeting about the problems in Southern California again earlier tonight. I'm guessing they must be dealing with some sort of bug in their system.

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« Reply #175 on: December 14, 2010, 09:44:25 PM »

Speaking of chocolates, I received a very nice box of Teuscher champagne truffles from our Canadian producer. I think these are about the best chocolates I've ever had. It took an act of sheer will power to share them with friends when they came over. Yummy!

When the store were fairly new to the States I used to get their Carmel filled milk chocolate candies.  As the prices went up I fortunately tired of them.

Here in NYC, there is a Teuscher store in Rockefeller Center, as well as one on the Upper East Side. Lately, it seems like the Rock Center location has added a "tourist mark-up" to most of their items. :-\
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« Reply #176 on: December 14, 2010, 09:49:06 PM »

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Ballerina Jenifer Ringer....

too skinny, too fat, or just right?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20101213/us_yblog_thelookout/sugar-plum-fairy-doesnt-want-apology-from-critic-who-called-her-fat

The critic didn't call her too fat, just said she'd looked like she ate one sugar plum too many, and he also called a male dancer too fat, but no one's making a fuss over that.

But since Ringer has suffered from anorexia in the past, it was a rather cruel thing to say.

I wonder ow many girls are going to develop anorexia once Michele Obama's school program gets going.
   

I saw the story & think it is cruel to make comments like that anorexia or not.  Supposedly Karen Carpenter developed anorexia after similar comments.

You could be right, while the school program is a step in the right direction it is a long way from reaching the goal of teaching healthy eating habits, IMHO.

I'm pretty sure that Michelle Obama's new school program does NOT include pictures of wafer-thin models and actresses, nor does it use Barbie dolls in it's promotional materials.  Promoting healthier eating habits will not cause anorexia.  Getting girls and young women to stop comparing themselves to the "role models" they see in magazines and on TV and in the movies will.
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« Reply #177 on: December 14, 2010, 09:51:02 PM »

My other favorite box of chocolates comes from here:
http://www.burdickchocolate.com/

Walpole, NH is where these chocolates, and Ken Burns are based, and I believe he owns stock in this company, too!

DR edisaurus - You may not want to know this, but there is an L.A. Burdick Chocolate Cafe in NYC on East 20th Street. It's conveniently located halfway between City Bakery and Shake Shack. ;)
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« Reply #178 on: December 14, 2010, 09:57:57 PM »

In other news...

Earlier tonight, I attended a performance of Three Pianos at the New York Theatre Workshop.

What an amazingly cool evening of song and theatre! The three actors - along with three pianos and various props - basically perform Schubert's great song cycle, "Winterreise" ("Winter's Journey"), but they also deconstruct it, embellish it, and mess it up a bit.  It's very hard to describe, it's truly unique. -They even served wine - for free - before and during the proceedings!

There was also a talkback tonight after the show with the cast and two Schubert experts - one from Juilliard and one from Fordham - and that was quite fun and informative too.

*Best of all, I won the tickets via Twitter. :)
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« Reply #179 on: December 14, 2010, 10:00:39 PM »

Back from the Bukowsical partay.  I stayed until nine and then vamoosed.  Good food, some of the cast members performed, and there were lots of nice folks there - more in the notes.
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