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« Reply #120 on: May 22, 2011, 06:54:00 PM »

My aunt, my mother's younger sister, is 87 today.  She is active & doing great, as is her 91 year old husband. :)

A Very Happy Birthday to DR Jane's Aunt!! ;D
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« Reply #121 on: May 22, 2011, 06:55:55 PM »

Vixmom, sorry I didn't pass on my congrats...I meant to, just got caught up in the Joplin stuff
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« Reply #122 on: May 22, 2011, 06:56:28 PM »

I'm glad Joe is with a family.  Were the clothes from the closet he survived in or  purchased from a store?  The news is reporting one death, kind of scary when you realize that person was Joe's neighbor.
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« Reply #123 on: May 22, 2011, 06:56:51 PM »

DR George, thank you.
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« Reply #124 on: May 22, 2011, 06:57:13 PM »

DR Vixmom's post about the awards ceremony gave me chills - congrats to all!
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« Reply #125 on: May 22, 2011, 06:58:33 PM »

Correction, the one dead is from the storms in Minnesota.  What a day!!
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« Reply #126 on: May 22, 2011, 07:00:26 PM »

Today is the twelfth anniversary of when I got my cat Sasha.


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« Reply #127 on: May 22, 2011, 07:01:37 PM »

Jane, I don't think there are any stores to get clothes from at the moment.  He took them from his house. CNN is reporting 24 deaths so far and it's very early.  A nurse reported watching a 300 pound man be sucked out of a window at the hospital
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« Reply #128 on: May 22, 2011, 07:02:04 PM »

love the cake & happy anniversary to you and sasha!
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« Reply #129 on: May 22, 2011, 07:03:42 PM »

Jane, I don't think there are any stores to get clothes from at the moment.  He took them from his house. CNN is reporting 24 deaths so far and it's very early.  A nurse reported watching a 300 pound man be sucked out of a window at the hospital

How horrible & difficult to imagine.  I hope more of Joe's personal belongings than clothes survived.
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« Reply #130 on: May 22, 2011, 07:10:54 PM »

Jane, I don't think there are any stores to get clothes from at the moment.  He took them from his house. CNN is reporting 24 deaths so far and it's very early.  A nurse reported watching a 300 pound man be sucked out of a window at the hospital

How horrible & difficult to imagine.  I hope more of Joe's personal belongings than clothes survived.

At this point, I think he's just happy to be alive
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« Reply #131 on: May 22, 2011, 07:13:19 PM »

GOOD! :)
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« Reply #132 on: May 22, 2011, 07:13:59 PM »

if anyone is watching the weather channel.  A tornado has struck Joplin, MO and the town has been hit very hard.  This is where my sister's family including DR JHVW live.  We have gotten word that the immediate family is ok and that the tornado didn't hit their neighborhood.  Jon's friend Joe still lives in the house where they both used to live.  He is in the area that was hit hard.  His neighbors house is gone, but Joe is ok.    I am amazed at the sights on TV.  I know what this area looks like.    According to what I've seen on the internet, hundreds of people are trapped in a WalMart and a Loews.   It's sad.

~~~Vibes for Cillaliz's Sister, JHVW and Family!!~~~
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« Reply #133 on: May 22, 2011, 07:16:11 PM »

I have been looking at the Kathy N autographs sent to DR GEORGE.....nice.

Thanks, Jack!
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« Reply #134 on: May 22, 2011, 07:16:44 PM »

So, who are these people who have egg on their faces from the end of the world that wasn't?  As I said, I stayed away from reading about it or listening to the news.  Someone recount who these people are and how many took them seriously.

HERE is one article about it.
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« Reply #135 on: May 22, 2011, 07:17:18 PM »

I think something is amiss with the Blu and Ray player in the den - it's been spazzing out occasionally on movies - I thought it had something to do with the disc itself, but when it did it repeatedly at the end of what I was watching I took the disc into the bedroom, put it in that player, where it worked smoothly and perfectly.  These players must have a longer shelf life than two years.
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« Reply #136 on: May 22, 2011, 07:28:37 PM »

Wow, Joe Brooks committed suicide.  Those who've read my memoir know my 1970s connection to him.  Those that haven't read my memoir - well...

I just read an article about it HERE. :-\
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« Reply #137 on: May 22, 2011, 07:29:23 PM »

George, since I'm driving a hybrid car, I don't really trust the guys at the discount oil change place.  I would rather take it to the dealership where I know they could fix it if something more was wrong.  It's not expensive.  I think the oil change was 20.00 and the rotation of the tires was 19.00.   

I do understand that, Cilla.  I (so far) haven't had any trouble with the discount oil changers, and they are cheaper than the dealer by about $10 per oil change...if I'm going to the dealer just for an oil change (and get other fluids topped off).  I get my tires rotated for free at Costco because I bought them there.  It would've been $12.95 to have them rotated at the dealer.
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« Reply #138 on: May 22, 2011, 07:43:00 PM »

'night!
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« Reply #139 on: May 22, 2011, 07:44:40 PM »

Bad times in Minneapolis also. I just heard from my sister. Her house was hit but not destroyed. Some of the siding was torn off and a tree fell in the front yard, hitting the house and putting a hole in it. They have no power and it will probably be out for 2 or 3 days. It happened around 2pm. Luckily, the insurance will take care of things but no power, a curfew (if you don't live in the neighborhood with verifiable ID you will be arrested) and no way to get around (the streets are littered with 50 or 60 year old huge trees). She can't go into work tomorrow and the police are on patrol to stop looting.

Here is a link to the Star-Tribune, the city paper with some pictures of the mess

Tornado damage in North Minneapolis
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« Reply #140 on: May 22, 2011, 07:47:01 PM »

I must say, PILLARS OF FIRE has too many plots, moving too quickly, and I am having a hard time keeping up with it all. I know it will settle fown soon, so I'll stick with it.
I enjoyed it, but the makers seemed to have short attention spans. I did not like the way they kept cutting away from a story. But Ian McShane: That man plays bad beautifully.
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« Reply #141 on: May 22, 2011, 07:51:35 PM »

Vibes for Jon, Joe and all those affected by the tornadoes.

My cousin was telling me last night about someone in my family who lives in Alabama who was in the basement and when the all-clear was sounded, she went upstairs to discover she had no house anymore. It had just blown away. 
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« Reply #142 on: May 22, 2011, 07:52:23 PM »

And horrible news about Joe Brooks.
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« Reply #143 on: May 22, 2011, 08:05:05 PM »

VIBES  and prayers fo Ben' family and Jon G's relative as well- 
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« Reply #144 on: May 22, 2011, 08:23:00 PM »

Good Evening!

So...
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« Reply #145 on: May 22, 2011, 08:24:48 PM »

~~~~~VIBES TO DR JHVW AND JOE AND THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF DR CILLALIZ~~~~~
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« Reply #146 on: May 22, 2011, 08:25:06 PM »

~~~~~VIBES TO THE FAMILY AND FRIEND OF DR BEN~~~~~
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« Reply #147 on: May 22, 2011, 08:26:23 PM »

Congrats to DR the vixter and DR vixmom and their choirs!
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« Reply #148 on: May 22, 2011, 08:35:50 PM »

And for anyone who might be interested, the reviews for the Kennedy Center's production of Follies have started popping up...

The Washington Post - Peter Marks*

The New York Times - Ben Brantley


*The Washington Post also did a series of profiles of seven of the "Follies Girls" - Bernadette Peters, Elaine Paige, Jan Maxwell, Regine, Linda Lavin, Terri White and Rosalind Elias - which you can access via the review.
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« Reply #149 on: May 22, 2011, 08:42:13 PM »

Night, all.
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